What Size Tablecloth Do I Need?

Taking the guess work out of ordering your tablecloths!

What size tablecloth do I need? This is a question that I get over and over again. In this post, we want to break it down for you. By asking yourself a few questions, you will be ready to order your linens for your event in no time at all!

1. Do I want my guest tables to have tablecloths go all the way to the ground or halfway?

This is an important question that every couple needs to think about. Our advice is generally, if you plan on using an overlay on your table you will need your linens to go all the way to the ground. But if you will not be using an overlay then it is really a personal choice. We do advise if you are using chair covers but are not using an overlay, then halfway to the ground is perfectly adequate. Otherwise we recommend using floor length tablecloths to create a polished look for your event.

2. I have “X” size table. What size tablecloth do I need?

Once you have decided on floor length or lap length tablecloths, you just need to compare your size tables to the chart below.

If your table measures

Your table seats

Lap length tablecloth

Floor length tablecloth

60″ (5ft) Round


90″ Round

120″ Round

30″ x 72″ (6ft) Rectangle


60″ x 102″ Rectangle

90″ x 132″ Rectangle

30″ x 96″ (8ft) Rectangle


60″ x 126″ Rectangle

90″ x 156″ Rectangle

3. What about my other tables (head, gift, cake, banquet, DJ, etc.)?

¬†We always recommend that you use floor length tablecloths for all your other tables, unless you are using table skirting. Since there won’t be chairs pushed up against these tables, that last thing you want your quests to see are the unsightly legs at the base of your tables.

Once you have answered these questions, you are reading to order your linens.
Happy Wedding Planning!

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