Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Table Linens

Here is the thing about table linens, in general they seem way more pricey than you would think, and usually, I say usually, for a couple of additional dollars you can get a linen that can really take your table to the next level.

Always start with a fabulous base - just like when you get dressed you usually start with your favorite piece, like a great skirt or wonderful shoes, think of your table decor in the same fashion.

Let's use a 60 inch round table as our base. A 60 inch round can comfortably sit 8 - 10 people depending on your chairs. You will need a 120 inch round linen to cover it to the floor. (A 132 inch round linen will cover to the floor and billow at your guests feet.) Blacks versatile, so we will use that.

You could spend about $20 on this black linen, which you will have to spend even more on the centerpiece, chairs, and perhaps a charger to get the look you are wanting.



Or, you could spend about $28 on this pin-tucked version with a sheen and use a simple one color floral arrangement or floating candle *twinkle* with plain black wood chairs. FAB-U-LOUS!


PS... Another detail to keep in mind when choosing linens is the length. Remember, most rentals, like tables and especially bistro tables, are not incredibly pleasing without a cover. The bases sometimes are a scratched up ugly silver. Unless I know what the table looks like, I always request linens to the floor.

If you are still stumped on the size of linens you will be needing. Here is a helpful chart to get you started.


Table Linen Size Chart
Sizes based on a standard 30" table height
Table
Seats
Linen
Drop
6'x30" Rectangular
6-8
60"x120"
15" Drop


90"x132"
To Floor
8'x30" Rectangular
8-10
60"x120"
15" Drop


90"x156"
To Floor
8'x42" Rectangular
8- 10
102"x156"
To Floor
30" Round
2
90" Round
To Floor
36" Round
4
90" Round
27" Drop
48" Round
6- 8
90" Round
21" Drop


108" Round
To Floor
60" Round
8-10
90" Round
15" Drop


120" Round
To Floor
72" Round
10-12
90" Round
 9" Drop


108" Round
18" Drop


120" Round
24" Drop


132" Round
To Floor
48"x48" Square
8
120" Round
 To Floor
60"x60" Square
10
132" Round
To Floor
72"x72" Square
12
132" Round
To Floor


This is not by any means the end all to Table Linen sizing, so if you ever have questions, don't hesitate to ask!



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