tablecloth headache, I need your opinions!

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: get floor length linens or "standard" linens with a mix of 6' and 8' tables
    get the floor length ones, avoiding uneven ends is worth $400 : (0 votes)
    get the standard ones, leave ends uneven, no one will notice from 14+' away : (2 votes)
    29 %
    get the standard ones, "cheat" ends to be even, no one will notice long/short ends where tables meet : (4 votes)
    57 %
    get the standard ones, "cheat" ends to be even, pin up long ends where tables meet : (0 votes)
    you are being crazy : (1 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If the 120″ cloth will overhang 24″ on each end of the 6’table, I would make that the standard.

    There is an easier way to go about it though rather than calculating overhangs on the ends of the tables that will be butted together as no one will see those ends at all.

    Allow the tablecloth to overhang the 24″ on each outside end of the long tables and simply overlap the cloths on the top of the table. It will not be any more noticeable than it would be to have them drop down over the ends of the tables that are butted together, especially as you are using  a table runner.

    6′ table- one cloth -overhang 24″ one each end

    8′ table- two cloths- overhang 24″ on each end

    6’and 8 ‘ combination- two cloths -overhang  24″ on each end

    8′ and 8′ combination-three cloths- overhang 24″ on each end (you could cheat and use only two cloths if you cut the overhang back to 23″)

    6’and 8′ and 8′ combination-three cloths -overhang 24″ on each end

     

    Post # 6
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    42460 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ferdie224:  I would make the runners the length of the long tables. I think it would look fantastic and also help to disguise the joints. You don’t normally have runners that stop and start when tables are butted together.

    Post # 8
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    42460 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ferdie224:  Exactly! It is alwasy easier to make something smaller, than to make it larger.

    You can also make them smaller after the wedding and give them away as gifts.

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