An Unexpected Quote

Have you ever been super, duper surprised by a wedding quote? Well now I have!

I normally know what price to expect. Of course there will be extras, yet I roughly know the price. But those linens just surprised me! Equipped with my calculator, knowing how much per tablecloth cost, I thought I had it in the bag…pretty much. Of course there was going to be shipping costs, tax, perhaps those extras that make “linens.” But when I received the quote my jaw literally dropped. It was the first time.

It was like way more than paid for my dress! More than my flower budget. I could invite and feed like 10 more people! That, well, is a lot for something guests will rest their elbows on and spill coffee on!

I was told the tablecloths in Matte Satin are between $25-$29 (and I did the math..this equals $435 for 15 tables). A few things concerned me when I flipped to the second page which itemized my bill. Why do they list 30 tables when I stated that there were 15? Do they use 2 tablecloths per table? And why does it list the price per unit as $37? I thought it was from $25-$29. What happened to that? Which is the typo?

So I have just emailed the linen representative asking if she could breakdown the price. We will see what she says…

Have you ever received a quote, far in to the discussion, that surprised you?

Color My Tables…Peach

Well, make that Matte Satin Peach!

My fiance and I were totally on the page. Our number one favorite was Antique Rose, but this was also the most expensive options. So that plan got quickly nixed–that is what happens when the other options are significantly cheaper. Our next favorite? Matte Satin Peach.

It was decided. Ta-Da! One of the easiest color decisions of the wedding!

So what do you think, Boho Brides? What did you quickly decide on with your fiance? What did you decide to splurge on? What did you decide was not worth the price?

Matte Satin Peach
Antique Rose

What is “Wedding Linen”?

So what exactly is wedding linen? Do I need a price quote for tablecloths and napkins? Do I need to specify this or do they include these two items when I say “linens”? These are my questions as I cruise websites knowing I need more information. I am a newbie at this. But, hey, I’ve never done this before and don’t plan on doing it again!

So I emailed a company that did the linens for one of my favorite weddings. But when I requested more information, I completely left out that I didn’t know what “linens” included. After emailing back and forth with a company representative about my color scheme (blush pink, amber, deep rose) the friendly woman said she would send me some swatches. And she did, they just arrived!

I absolutely love the colors and fabrics she suggested. And yes, I still am not quite sure if I need to specify that I need napkins to accompany the tablecloths! Anyhow, check them out!

From left to right: Light Pink, Peach, Antique Rose, Iridescent Opal, Citra Green.

Which one would you go for, Boho Brides?