(Closed) what to do with my tablecloths? they’re too big!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Have you seen picture where people gather the tablecloth around the legs, underneath the table?  I don’t know if the legs of your tables are placed right to do this, but if they are, you could do that, and then not have to worry about cutting/hemming and ruining resale value.  Very pretty color choices.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love the colors!  You can gather the cloth at the bottem of the table where people will not even notice it.  At the resort that I work at we do it all the time it look really nice.  Cutting them sounds like way to much work!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Could you just fold the tablecloths so there’s just a neat fold in the center and they drape to the floor from there.  Or you can you tie something around the base of the table to take up some of the slack.  I did something similar with the table our unity candle was on.  The tablecloth was very big and I tied a large silver ribbon around the base and pouffed out the cloth. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Could you just fold the tablecloths so there’s just a neat fold in the center and they drape to the floor from there.  Or you can you tie something around the base of the table to take up some of the slack.  I did something similar with the table our unity candle was on.  The tablecloth was very big and I tied a large silver ribbon around the base and pouffed out the cloth. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What a pretty color!  How about gathering them in the middle so there’s a puff of fabric?  Kind of weird, but it would be totally different from anything else that I’ve ever seen and you wouldn’t have to cut or hem…

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I like kaybee’s idea about folding them. Also, how about using double sided fabric tape to temporarily hem them? Or duct tape. It might take too long, but would work.

Post # 9
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Newbee

I recently did tables with double cloths – and the top one was scalloped up with large safety pins with a bow attached.  They were scalloped between every 2 chairs. That would be pretty and take up the extra length.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could fold them and use doublesided tape…then take the tape off after the wedding! = )

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

you could also just pool them at the bottom sort of like a bubble hem.  you could use a doublestick tape to keep it hemmed up…

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m totally for some kind of faux hem, double-sided tape idea. There are a variety of iron hem or taped hem products out there that will be better than double stick tape, but I would do some trials to be sure that whatever you use doesn’t destroy the fabric so you can sell them later. Otherwise, you can always do safety pins. Seriously, I’m so lazy about my work clothes, I have two pair of pants that are hemmed with safety pins and they hold up just fine. (I really should break down and sew those!)

Post # 13
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Newbee

I tried to look for a picture online to better illustrate this, but I saw this on TV before on Platinum Weddings, but wasn’t able to.

What they did was, using safety pins, they pinned the tablecloths from underneath to create a pick up look…like you would see on a wedding dress with a pick up skirt.  You start from the top, picking up and pinning as you move down toward the ground.

It’s similar to what this bride did in this post for her bustle:

Bustle With Some Muscle

 

 

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