Creative Tool: Online Table Designer

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! I just wanted to share a tool I recently came across that you may find useful, especially if you’re still in the color coordinating stages of your planning. Chicago-based rental company BBJ Linen offers a “Design Your Event Table” tool that I think could be especially useful in your quest to find the perfect combination for your reception tables. Your venue or rental company should be able to show you plenty of table design setting examples as well, but more inspiration is always better than less, so check this out if you get a chance.

Point-and-click your way to a table setting design with BBJ Linen's online table design tool

Point-and-click your way to a table setting design with BBJ Linen's online Design Your Event Table tool

The menu across the top of the page allows you to identify various aspects of the design, like table covers and runners, napkins, chair pads and covers, and so forth. On the left are swatches to pick from. There is also a collection of “Recommended Combinations” to give you some complete examples. There are some pretty funky combinations on here, but it could help nudge your muse.

If you run your mouse cursor over the elements of your virtual setting, the individual items will highlight and provide a detail popup, including BBJ Linen’s per-table price for the item.

Edit individual items

Edit individual items

Also provided at the bottom of the page is a breakdown of BBJ Linen’s per-table cost for your entire combination as you build it, so you can see how certain added items impact total cost. It can be helpful to anticipate what your own rental company might propose.

BBJ Linen

Have fun playing with it, and I hope it helps your planning efforts!

Photo Credits: Screenshots from BBJ Linen

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  1. Wow, this is a great tool for designing your wedding tables! It’s great that you can really see how the tables will look and also how much it’s going to cost.

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