Thing #1: Linens.
With our wedding having a black and white striped theme, I was crossing my fingers that black linens might also be considered "standard"... and I recently found out I'm in luck! Black table linens are not an upcharge. I can even do white napkins (like that last picture) to get a stripey-look, and there will be NO ADDITIONAL charge. I'm so excited by this development, hive!! It seems silly, but it's actually a pretty big deal for our pocketbook.
I also LOVE the black & white runner in the first picture though, so I think I will inquire to at least get a price on something like that. Maybe we could do it at just the sweetheart table or something.
Thing #2: Furniture.
Photo #2 shows square tables in our venue. I went to a wedding last year with square/rectangular tables, and I thought it made a really big visual impact. Especially with our striped theme, I think the square shape makes a lot of sense. Apparently these cost $25/table, plus a delivery fee of $100. Not too bad, I don't think! Or am I in bride brain and that's still ridiculous? It's hard to tell these days...
And then there's another side of me (the Photo #3 side of me) that says SCREW IT. Who cares about the furniture?? Do whatever is standard (circle tables with the chairs that come with the venue) and save the money. Either way, we will get things priced out at the Planning Session so that we have some more prices to go off of, and we'll cut from there.
Oh and side note - at this particular venue, we are not allowed to use outside vendors for linens or furniture. If we were getting married at one of the convention centers, we could, but for some reason, Atlantic Dance Hall is special, so we are stuck with whatever pricing Disney gives us. Which totally blows for this bargain hunter.
So what do you think...to upgrade or not to upgrade? Are these silly expenses that I won't care about the day after the wedding and would rather have the money in our pockets? I cannot decide...