how do I know which tablecloth size is right for my event?

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We get this question all the time: How do I know which tablecloth size is right for my event? Well, we have the answers! We’re going to break it down for you here, so you’ll always know how to perfectly dress your tables.

 

Round Tables

To calculate the correct size for a round tablecloth:

  • Measure the diameter of the table.
  • Casual dining events call for a 6-10” drop. Add 12” to your table’s diameter, and your tablecloth will have a 6” drop. Add 20” to your table’s diameter, and your tablecloth will have a 10” drop. Choose a round tablecloth that is no smaller than the smaller number and no bigger than the larger number.
  • For formal dining, add 60” to the table’s diameter to determine the tablecloth size.

 

Square Tables

To calculate the correct size for a square tablecloth:

  • Measure along one side to establish the table’s width.
  • Casual dining events call for a 6-10” drop. Add 12 inches to your table’s width, and your tablecloth will have a 6” drop. Add 20” to your table’s width, and your tablecloth will have a 10” drop. Choose a square tablecloth that is no smaller than the smaller number and no bigger than the larger number.
  • For formal dining, add 60” to the table’s width to get the tablecloth size.

 

Rectangular Tables

To calculate the correct size for a rectangular tablecloth:

  • Measure the short side of the table to establish its width. Measure the long side of the table to establish its length.
  • For casual dining, add 12” to both the width and the length to create a 6” drop. For a 10” drop, add 20” to the table’s width and length. Choose a rectangular tablecloth that is no smaller than the smaller number and no bigger than the larger number.
  • For formal dining, add 60” to the table’s width and its length to get the tablecloth size.

 

Note: Most tablecloths come in standard sizes, so purchase the tablecloth size that is closest to your measurements.