Post # 1
Our venue offers free white tablecloths, but they only go about 1/3 of the way to the floor, exposing the metal legs of the cheap-o folding tables. We’re using chair covers on the chairs (supplied by us). When I see wedding photos, it always bothers me a bit to see short tablecloths. I don’t know why, because I’m pretty easy-going about mostly everything else. Is it worth it to bring our own full-drop tablecloths (we’d buy and then sell later, because it’s cheaper than renting).
I’ve heard that some people find floor-length cloths to be too much fabric for guests to deal with–their legs and skirts etc. get tangled; it looks like too much white fabric when paired with chair covers, etc.
Hm. Should we stick with the short cloths, or get full-drop?
Post # 3
Mine did almost reach the floor (maybe shorter then the floor by like an inch) but if it makes you feel any better I couldnt remember and had to go check my pictures! I doubt people would notice too much either way.
Post # 4
Mine were 3/4 to the floor. They looked fine and imo it was easier to get your legs under the table than the ones that go all the way to the floor. lol
Post # 5
I really didn’t want to see table legs so I chose linens that went to the floor. I bought them online and was able to sell them after the wedding.
Post # 6
Umm, I haven’t really thought about it… but I looked at our wedding pictures and they reached all the way to the floor! 🙂
Post # 7
I actually have no clue – Who can remember that tiny detail?! I’m wracking my brain sitting here and without looking at photos I wouldn’t know. I’m trying to think of other weddings I’ve been to and I can’t remember either! I suppose they’re almost to the floor if I had to guess.
Will you really see the legs once the chairs are all pushed in (with those coverings) and people everywhere? I doubt it. What if you asked for extra to stick 2 on a table? – split half and half so they fall further down on each side – then some sort of centerpiece or runner in the middle to hold it in place.
Post # 8
If it really bugs you, then get the full drop. Ours didn’t reach all the way to the floor (maybe 3/4) and I preferred full-drop. But, honestly, it didn’t really matter to me in the end and the cost associated with renting full-drop cloths was better spent elsewhere.
p.s. and, I bet if I were to poll our guests, they wouldn’t be able to tell me if if they were full drop or not.
Post # 9
Basic floor drop tablecloths aren’t that expensive. I’d just get them. It’s when you get the fancy fabrics/textures/patterns that the price gets crazy. I would look back at my wedding photos and kick myself for not getting them!
Post # 10
@crayfish: I agree, thanks. (Plus, full drop has a strong lead in the poll.) Sticking with full drop, then. Thanks! (I know a lot of people are saying that short cloths aren’t even noticeable, but to be honest I really do think they cheapen the look that we try so hard to achieve!)
Post # 11
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@bride123: At first I was fine with the linens that were offered (that did not go to the floor), but after seeing them at our venue next to tables with floor length I made the switch.
Post # 12
I’m voting other because I honest have absolutely no idea! That’s one of those details that I didn’t even think to notice on the day of, and certainly don’t remember now. 🙂
Post # 13
I got full drop. I hate seeing those ugly legs!
Post # 14
I bought mine online so they would go all the way to the floor. I saw some pictures of my venue set up with the short cloths on them and really didn’t care for the look. We are having a semi-formal evening wedding with black and ivory so the cheap-o table legs would really stand out. Next thing on my list is covering those really ugly chairs.
Post # 15
@tksjewelry: LOL why do venues seem to have the ugliest chairs? You’d think that after seeing brides bring in chair covers time and time again, they’d clue in to the need to upgrade 🙂
I am so glad to hear that I’m not “crazy” for deeply caring about the length of the tablecloths, haha. We’re not going for a super posh look, but we’re not going for a church basement look, either (plus we don’t have tonnes of tables to cover, so the cost won’t be too much extra).
Post # 16
I have mostly guy friends and we acutually were hanging out the other day when me and my Fiance were discussing tablecloths and I said I wasn’t sure about the material I bought to make tablecloths dropped enough on each side but they said it was a good thing because they can’t stand fighting with the tablecloth.