Question about table runner length.

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

regit45:  I would definitely get longer ones.  I don’t think they need to necessarily go to the floor, but they should at least hang over the edges.

Post # 3
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

regit45:  It depends on your budget. 

If you can afford to get new ones, table runners traditionally overhang the edge of the table by 6-12-18″.

Do you sew? You could always add a coordinating or contrasting fabric to the ends to lengthen the runners. Or, you could split the runner in two in the middle and add a section of fabric there.

If there is no budget at all to address this problem, you could make sure a place setting is directly over the runner at each end and no one will notice.


Post # 4
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014


regit45:  I wouldn’t use them as is personally, but I wouldn’t purchase new ones either.  I would do what PP said and add fabric to either the ends or the middle.  In fact, I’ve done that with curtains to save money because floor length curtains for 10′ ceilings are EXPENSIVE.  lol

Post # 5
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

regit45:  Depends what your theme or colors are, but a great way to handle it could be to add lace to the ends of them! Personally, I am not super concerned about my decor so I would probably roll with it as it is or add a little bit to the ends. Honestly, no one will really notice. I think most people have no idea what a runner is “supposed” to look like. 

Post # 6
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It is supposed to overhang about a foot. But, I think most people either a. won’t notice, especially once they are sitting down or b. will think it was an intentional design choice.

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