A few months back, we asked the experts at La Tavola Fine Linen Rental for their advice on caring for our linens. But what about for events where you are renting linens? Where do you start when selecting a material? And why do we use the word “linens” to describe table clothes and napkins that aren’t necessarily made from the fabric linen? That last question is one we can’t answer, but we do have insights from La Tavola on what fabrics suit the occasion from an at-home dinner party to a black tie event.

See them in the slideshow (along with some totally gorgeous party inspiration!)