How do you choose the right size of cloth for your table? It might seem a simple and easy question, but it's a little technical to figure out the right one when you're arranging a formal event at your house. The right tablecloth size will make your overall arrangements stand out in the scene.
Perfect Table Dimensions
Before you choose a tablecloth size, you must first know the dimensions of the table you will be covering. Then you need to decide how far you want the tablecloth to drop off the edges of your table.
You can choose a drop that's anywhere from the eight inches that are generally considered to be the shortest or a tablecloth that drops to the floor, which is called a fully draped look.
Tablecloth for Round Table
Let's start with the round table since the round is the most popular shape for fine events. The conventional round table's size can be 36 up to 84 inches. The most common and ideal size for a round table is 60 inches.
However, a standard 60 inches round table will be 30 inches high. So most tablecloths are made with these dimensions in mind. It's important to measure the size of the table you want to cover when you are buying the tablecloth.
Let's suppose that you have a standard wooden 60 inches round table, and you want to cover it halfway to the floor drop. You will need 90 inches of the tablecloth to cover up all the edges equally.
Now you ask, how to do the accurate measurement for the right tablecloth? Firstly you measure the top of the table and then add half of 30 inches, which is 15 to the 60 inches of the tabletop.
Since there are two sides to the table, you need to double the 15-inch measurement so that the 60 inches across plus 15 inches of drop on the left side of the table and 15 inches on the right equals 90 inches.
Hence, you will need 90 inches of the tablecloth to cover the 60 inches to the tabletop halfway to the floor. Don't get confused - check out the measurement chart for the correct sizing of the tablecloth. There are plenty of websites that can help you find out accurate and precise measurements for the tablecloth.
When planning a big formal event with a long list of guests, you will have to cover up every table with elegant and classy tablecloths. However, fancy tablecloths might feel heavy on the budget.
Moreover, you won't need to worry about the after-party mess as they are disposable, so you can easily dispose of them.
There's an endless variety of fancy plastic party tablecloths to cover up all special events like weddings, birthdays, and formal dinner parties.