We have made this infographic to further help with communicating table sizes etc.
Each table, whether it is rectangle or circle has 4-5 bullet points, I will further go into detail what each means
- This is the surface of the table size, the measurement is made to see the longest point of the table surface. According to this image, it is the measurement from the left side of the table to the right side of the table.
- The height is the measurement of the top of the table to the bottom, you can even say the length of the leg. This is measured to know how much linen you need to cover not only the surface but the sides as well in order for the linen to cover everything. (In order for it to be “floor length”)
- This is the complete size of the linens measurement, for a 96” round table the required size is a 90×156 linen. A 72” round table requires 132” linen. We always make sure that we are gathering the correct information from the client and give them the correct linen size to ensure a floor length gorgeous look.
- And 5. Are the amount of people that can sit around the table. Generally the rule of thumb is, 2 feet for each person, also consider chargers and other items on the table that would need more room per person.