by Jonathan Vatner | March 01, 2004

Rustic elegance: A rust and gold-swirl tablecloth with gold lamour chair covers
from Cloth Connection

Sure, a hotel can provide you with linens, and at an upscale establishment, they’re probably quite nice. For a sophisticated banquet, however, so much more can be done, even on a budget.
   “It was probably about two years ago when clients started to recognize the value of linen,” says Steve Kemble, president of the Chicago-based International Special Events Society and owner of Dallas-based Steve Kemble Event Design. “If budget is a concern and you don’t have a lot of money for lighting, why not spend your money at the table?”
   Read on for a crash course in selecting fitting and fabulous linens for your next event.