Post # 1
So our caterer let us know that the banquet tables for our reception will be 96 x 30 inches (which I think is a smidge thinner than normal, but makes sense to accomodate the long hall we are using for our reception), and I would love to do burlap table runners! My understanding is that for an 8 ft table, the runner should hang over 12 to 18 inches on each side, making them no more than 11 ft long each. Does that sound right?
Now, what is the most common width of runners?? How much room should be left on each side of the runner so it doesnt look ridiculously wide (or thin!) once the table is all set up with place settings?
Would love to see pics of bees who have had similiar setups with runners (with dimensions!)!
Post # 3
Yes, the runner usually hangs about 12-18 inches over the side. Usually the width of the runner is between 10-12 inches. It just really depends on what you want it to look like, some people like them wide, some like them more narrow. My mom made 11 inch runners for 60″ round tables, they hang about 8″ over the table (couldn’t add length to the bolt of fabric because of how the pattern was).
Post # 4
i am making burlap runners for my bridal shower and i am making them the same as my wedding runners which are 14 by 108. which is about staandard length for runners
Post # 5
I would make the runners 14″ wide so they don’t look skimpy.
Post # 6
@dolphingal2014: Are you using (rectangular) banquet tables as well?
Post # 7
as of right now im using round tables. If your unsure of the length go to your venue and bring a peices of string or ribbon or fabric and lay it out on the table to see what length that you would want and cut it and use it for your length measurement….. I would not go any smaller then 14inch wide because it does look cheesey on the tables. i have been thinking of doing wider then the 14 inch to give a more dramatic effect on the table and have been thinking of using colour burlap as well giving it a two tone effect.