(Closed) Will your tablecoths cover the entire table to floor?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we are having table cloths that go to the floor and then a table topper that sit over it and is around the length maybe a little shorter than the one you posted in this picture. The table cloth that hits the floor is a sheer and the table topper is a patterned fabric. 

I believe most tablecloths are floor length but honestly i wouldn’t notice.. I think you would be fine with either length. 

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I went back and forth on this issue. The venue has linens that we can use or we can rent our own. The ones the venue has do not go to the floor, so I was going to rent them, then we decided that it would be better just to use the venues because we asked several different people about the difference. We all came to the same conclusion; they are lovely for photo ops, but realistically they are a pain. Guests get caught up in them and the older people may trip on them and/or they could get pulled partially from the tables if they are to low and people step on them. We decided to put the linen money toward something that we wanted more. Really, guests aren’t going to say “oh, bad bride, she didn’t get the tablecloths that went to the floor.” They will be to busy having a good time and wishing you and your Fiance well to probably even notice.

Post # 5
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It will not matter!  Honestly, what guest is going to say, “Eww.  I can see the table legs.”

Post # 6
293 posts
Helper bee

Honestly, not many people will notice.  When your guests are sitting, they won’t see the table legs, and they won’t be seen in pictures.  When everyone is up dancing, the waitstaff should push their chairs in, so again, it won’t be seen.

The only time you would notice is if you took pictures of the empty ballroom.

When I was an event coord., I would advise brides to not spend the extra $$$.

Just my 2 cents.


Post # 7
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

you can do chair covers in the same color and you can even tell as the chairs are around the table

Post # 8
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I was thinking about this myself. I think what I have decided to do is go with a colored overlay OVER the standard white floor length linens the venue provides. And because we will have the chair covers and colored sashes matching the overlay, it will all look very cooridnated.

Post # 9
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

We did cloths all the way to the floor in our primary wedding color (wine) with short, brown-and-white damask table runners that fell a few inches down on either side of our round tables. I have a strong preference for the look of cloths that go all the way to the floor. For one thing, it helps to dominate the room in the colors of your choosing, which can be especially important if the walls are painted in a color that isn’t consistent with your theme. I also think it helps the room look less cluttered, since you don’t see so many table legs and chair legs as your eye goes across the room. But it’s not a huge deal.

Post # 11
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Don’t cover! I hate chair covers, theyre annoying and really, if people don’t give a crap about linen length, they care even less about chairs. As long as theyre not falling apart or have some crazy gross pattern, who cares? Those are plain grey/black, with the lights turned down no one will know.

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