(Closed) Would you or did you do lap length tablecloths?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
47150 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
683 posts
Busy bee

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
2705 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
3172 posts
Sugar bee

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 # 8
3326 posts
Sugar bee

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!

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