For the 18 foot table , you will likely want the runner to hang over the ends at least a foot, so you will need a 20-22 foot long runner.
For the 60″ tables the runners would be 84-96 ” ling.
Most runners come 14″ wide.
Standard dinner napkins are 20×20″. Some people do use slightly smaller to maximize the use of fabric if they are making their own.
Besides the tables for guests, you might have a gift table, guestbook table, a table for favors if you are having them and not placing them at the place settings or using your favors as escort cards. dessert table if you are doing that or a candy bar.
Burlap purchased from some suppliers does smell and needs to be aired out or washed before using. If you wash it, it does lose its’ crispness and will need to be ironed and sprayed with fabric sizing.
You might consider buying used- many brides sell their linens after the wedding.
You can look on Canadian wedding websites to avoid taxes and fees at the border, check Craigslist sites and Ebay.
You can check all craigslist sites at the same time by going to
then add what you are looking for, in this case burlap table runners
here is a link to that search:
If you order from the USA, you could get an account at a mail receiving business just across the border in Sumas, then drive over the border to pick it up yourself. Declare everything at the border. Most times they don’t send you in to pay any taxes.
You can try websites like http://www.recycledbride.com