Short tablecloths?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our venue comes with table clothes that drop about halfway to the floor – and they’re square tablecoths, and the tables are round. That tought of that seriously bugs me SO much…so I get it.

<br />I ended up waiting for a sale on and bought all new, floorlength tablecloths for not too much – I think for our six regular tables and cake table it was maybe $30? I also bought black overlays for them, bringing the total cost to around $60. It was WAY cheaper than renting them – we are renting some “fancy” linens for our cocktail table, but even renting just plain white linens was almost twice as much.


So, while I haven’t been through it, I just avoided it by spending some money. If your budget is too tight, though, then I don’t think it’s that big of a deal and honestly no one will notice. It’s just something that I knew would bother ME. For the record, my mom, dad, and fiance all thought I was ridiculous for caring.

Post # 3
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

NO one is going to notice that. I had regular table cloth’s and they looked fine.

Post # 4
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

marinesfiance:  How much is your caterer charging you to rent the tablecloths? Sometimes you can buy them for less, then sell them after the wedding.

Many brides resell their linens on

search for white tablelcoths


Post # 5
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Search on Craigslist. You can find awesome deals on chair covers there too. Plus, you can turn right back around and re-sell them!

Post # 6
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I used beige plastic folding chairs and short tablecloths and it was totally fine! Honestly, I hate long tableclothes because I’m always getting my chair or feet caught in them.

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