A great wedding will be made of many different moving parts, and the bride and groom, and often their families, will have their hands full arranging everything for the big day, both for the ceremony itself and the reception. Out-of-town guests will need hotels and other places to stay (as well as transport), services like the caterer, florist, photographer, and wedding band must be hired, and the guest list, bridesmaid dresses, silverware, venue, and more will all be major considerations. A wedding planner can help with this, working with the bride and groom’s vision of their dream wedding and working within their budget. This means finding the right type and quantity of materials for the big day, and this is often a matter of logistics. Tables will be needed for any reception for the lunch or dinner, and this means having the right number and sizes of tables, and the right decorations for them. Table linens of different materials, colors, and quality can be found for this job, along with the right napkins for the guests, which will also be probably be made of one type of cloth or another. Burlap tablecloth is an option for those looking for a more rustic theme, such as an outdoor wedding at a farm or even inside a cleaned-out barn, and burlap tablecloth can be tough and attractive to look at at the same time. Burlap napkins are also an option for those who want them, and table skirt clips and metal tablecloth clips can be used to keep excess fabric from becoming a tripping hazard.
Weddings in the United States are common and popular, naturally, and many statistics are being kept of who marries and when, and what sort of materials they use. For example, it has been determined that every year in the United States, a total of 2.4 million weddings take place, and this means that on every weekend, 44,230 weddings take place (weekends are often the most popular times for weddings). Spring and summer are also the most popular time for weddings, and someone looking for a June or September wedding may have to book a venue well in advance, often over a year, to get the location that they want. Winter weddings are less common, since performing them outdoors is impractical and heavy snow or icy roads can make it difficult for everyone to reach the ceremony or reception site. Late autumn or winter weddings can be much less expensive, however, since this is the off-season, and creative brides and grooms can manage all the logistics while saving a lot of money if they so choose.
The wedding’s theme and decor will be a reflection of the bride and groom’s personal tastes and preferences. Some weddings may be based on certain colors, such as lavender or citrus orange or green, while other themes may be based on a certain time in the bride or groom’s life. Outdoor weddings come with their own theme and decor, anything from a forest to a sandy beach to a farm, and this makes a rustic wedding theme easy. In fact, there has been a recent boost in interest for rustic wedding themes in the United States, and banquet hall weddings are not keeping up. This means that brides and grooms can explore fun new visual themes for their weddings as a break from the typical image of a wedding and its reception. A burlap tablecloth, candles in glass jars, bales of hay to act as seats during the ceremony, the choice in music, a farm or orchard setting, and much more can add to this rustic theme.
Ordering the right items for a rustic wedding may be based on where it is being held; having the ceremony and reception on an actual farm or orchard means that a lot of decor is already present, from apple trees and farms to white picket fences, and a rustic tablecloth may already be present, or the wedding planner (if there is one) can find some online. A regular convention center can be converted to a rustic theme inside, based on the decor, keeping elements such as a burlap tablecloth, baskets of fruits and vegetables, and wooden signs with the bride and groom’s names painted on them.