Post # 1
First I had a problem with the black banquet style chairs that dont fit the elegance of the venue at all but I made it work by changing the tablecloths to black now the venue told me that they have black but they are lap length. I thought those were just meant to go over a long white tablecloth.
Im thinking that lap length would really take away from the elegant feel I want. =(
May need to ask caterer if they have black. Could anyone tell me what size long tablecloths we would need for an 8 person round table?
Post # 2
Not sure on the size I had to do research. Check out this link on sizes. http://www.pacificpartycanopies.com/resources/choosing-linens/
Typically venues have white and overlay with colors to match. It is to difficult to have such a large stock of colors. I’d suggest renting table cloths Or purchasing. check with the Catering company also.
Hope that helps. Work at large venues.
Post # 3
tiffany7: The diameter of the cloth depends on the diameter of the table not the number of people seated at it. Some venues crowd people around smaller tables.
You can always use a floor length white cloth then use the black one as an overlay.
Post # 4
tiffany7: we did lap length white. I liked and prefered them. Going to weddings with floor length i always end up catching my foot or chair on it and i feel like it jerks the whole table setting. I think black lap length would look very nice. And are they free? Because you may regret spending the extra money for floor length that the general population wont notice.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
Honestly I couldn’t even tell you what length our tablecloths were. But if it’s really going to bother you, I second the idea of white floor length with the black lap length overlaid. I worked in a big function centre while I was at university and often the big fundraising balls had shorter coloured cloths over the white floor length ones and it looked great.
Post # 6
Whether you need floor length really depends on the quality of the tables you’re using. We’re using floor length white because the trestle tables we’re hiring have those awful metal legs and they would be noticable to guests. I like the idea of the white with black overlays or alternatively for ease just buying them and selling them afterwards. Hire co’s should be able to hook you up with wholesalers.
Post # 7
ChelseaGabrielle: Yeah they are free they are included in venue costs. Also our caterer includes them but I havent found out what they have yet.
I was just looking at a photo of a wedding that took place at our venue where I thought they had long tablecloths but now at closer inspection I noticed they are lap length. You just couldnt tell because the chairs were pushed in. If you dont notice them then & you wouldnt notice when guests are seated… I dont know. Maybe it doesnt matter. Maybe it would be more comfortable for the guests.
Post # 8
I rented floor length tablecloths because I thought it would make a difference but looking back on it lap length would have been equally as nice. If I had lap length linens available for free, I would have gone with those!
Post # 9
I would definitely go with floor length. They look so much more luxurious, especially if you can rent them at a great price. I used https://www.etsy.com/shop/wedsource?ref=hdr_shop_menu
saved me so much money vs local rental companies