Why I love floor-length linens…

Wedding planning means paying attention to the details – small and large. A detail that is very important to me as a planner and designer is choosing the proper sized linens for tables. A key piece of advice is to be absolutely sure you will have linens that touch the floor. Linens that fall short of the floor represent the biggest eyesore known to wedding planning (maybe a bit dramatic, but true). Contact your venue coordinator and confirm the linens are the correct sizes for the guest tables. If you are ordering linens, double check and triple check that you ordered the correct size. By selecting floor-length linens, you will be properly covering the chair legs and table legs. You can be sure that your wedding décor and centrepieces will look best on top of a floor-length linen.

Here is a simple chart to help you make the right choice:

60” Round Table (Seats 8) 120” Round Linen
72” Round Table (Seats 10) 132” Round Linen
30” Round Cocktail Table (42” height) 120” Round Linen
4’ Table (Seats 4) 90” x 108” Linen
6’ Table (Seats 6) 90” x 132” Linen
8’ Table (Seats 8) 90” x 156” Linen

Finding the perfect wedding favour

Be sure to gift your guests with a favour that uniquely represents you as a couple! It’s also really important to choose something your guests will love. Edible items are a popular choice, and for good reason – guests can snack on the custom M&M’s during your MOH’s extra-long speech. I tend to be most drawn to items with beautiful packaging. I find that a great way to choose the perfect wedding favour is to build the favour into your design and décor. I’ve been known to suggest items that match the colour palette or go well with the floral centrepieces. I’m especially obsessed with anything miniature and dainty. Stay away from wedding favours with bright colours or loud packaging – they will stand out in the wrong sort of way. Favours should enhance the tablescape and fit seamlessly into the décor you have chosen. Another thing to keep in mind – favours can be expensive. Make sure that you are spending responsibly, by selecting a favour that doubles as an added décor element for each place setting. A successful favour is one that guests will remember to take home with them after a few drinks! xo GF

Here is a list of favours that I adore:

-Matchbooks (so classic)

-Tea and coffee pairings (try sourcing local)

-Succulents in a fancy julep cup

-Saplings (for guests to plant)

-Flower seeds (“Let love grow”)

-Miniature bottles of your fave alcoholic beverage (venue permitting)

-Heartbeat Hot Sauce (travel size)

-Frape & Sons Bitters (stunning packaging)

-Macarons (in pretty hues to match the décor)

-Ceramic Mugs (personalized with the first initial of each guest’s name)

-Beer Koozies (these are a huge hit with guests)

-Flower Succettes (there is nothing prettier)

-Potpourri (think a clear plastic tube and ribbon for packaging)

-Jars of Honey (“Meant to Bee”)

-Jars of Jam (homemade or locally sourced is best)

-Miniature olive oil (bonus points if it’s bottled by you!)

-Donation in lieu of favours (pick a charity that has special meaning to you and remember to let guests know a donation has been made)