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Topic: Table cloth weights for an outdoor wedding?  (Read 2565 times)
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« on: April 27, 2005 02:29:56 PM »

I'm helping my brother and his fiance with decorations for their wedding, which will be outdoors (with a 40 by 60 tent).  We're really concerned about the possibility of a windy day and tablecloths blowing around.  Does anyone have ideas to make cheap tablecloth weights or clips for about 36 tables? 

I was thinking of finding some clips and seeing if I could find sufficiently heavy fishing weights, then clipping them to the underside of the clothes.  If anyone has ideas for where to get cheap supplies to do it that way or other approaches to the problem, I'd really appreciate it.

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2005 04:28:50 PM »

You could go to the hardware store and buy alligator clips or even clothespins. They shouldn't be expensive. Then find some rocks and just tie some fabric or something pretty around the rocks, clip to the edges of the tablecloths, and they should hold them down just fine.

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2005 07:15:55 PM »

I would probably just whip stitch some heavy washers to the inside hem of the table cloth.

Might be a lot of work though.  Not sure Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2005 07:45:39 AM »

To decorate a couple of rocks clipped to the cloth: wrap them in tulle circles as if they were favors.  It'll preserve the wedding look of the weights.
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2005 09:24:05 AM »

Thanks for the ideas!  You'd think that when my brain is searching for things in the small but heavy category, rocks would come up....but no.  I love the internet (and, of course, this forum).

I also just thought of buying clip on name tag holders and putting washers in them....maybe decorating the paper name tags with something to go w/the wedding....but I'm liking the rocks in fabric idea - we'll already have a bunch of tulle.

Thank you!!
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