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What Size Tablecloth Do I Need? A Comprehensive Guide


Whether you’re planning a fairytale wedding, a professional corporate event, or a festive gathering, the right tablecloth can elevate the ambiance of your event to an unparalleled level.

But how do you decide on ‘what size tablecloth do I need’?

That’s exactly what we’ll delve into in this comprehensive guide. We’ll also cover tablecloth measurements, how to measure a tablecloth, and round tablecloth sizes.

So let’s do this!

By the way, we’re The Event Co, your perfect partner in Arizona for all your event rentals.

How to Find the Right Size Tablecloth

When it comes to finding the right size tablecloth, there are three main steps you need to follow. Let’s explore them in detail.

Measure Your Tabletop

The first step in finding the perfect tablecloth is to measure your tabletop. For a square or rectangular table, measure the length and width. For a round table, measure the diameter. And for an oval table, measure the length and width at the widest and longest point.

Determine Your Drop

Next, you need to determine the ‘drop’ you want. The drop is the length of the tablecloth that hangs over the edge of the table. This is largely based on personal preference and the formality of the event. For a casual event, a 6-8 inch drop is sufficient. For more formal events, a 30-inch drop that reaches the floor is common.

Calculate Tablecloth Size

Once you have your table measurements and desired drop, you can calculate your tablecloth size. Simply double the desired drop and add it to your table measurements.

Measuring Tablecloth Sizes For Different Table Shapes

Let’s further delve into how you can measure the correct tablecloth size for different table shapes.

For Round Tablecloths

The measurement for a round tablecloth is slightly different than for a square or rectangle. You’ll need to measure the diameter of the table and add twice the desired drop. This is your tablecloth diameter.

For Square and Rectangle Tablecloths

For a square or rectangular table, measure the length and width of the table. Then add twice the desired drop to each measurement. This will give you your tablecloth length and width.

For Oval Tables

For oval tables, you’ll measure the longest and widest points of the table. Add twice the desired drop to each of these measurements. This will give you your oval tablecloth dimensions.

Tablecloth Size Chart

To make your tablecloth selection even easier, we’ve put together a quick reference tablecloth size guide. It includes the most common tablecloth sizes for 6-foot and 48-inch round tables, among others.

Remember, for a perfect fit, the tablecloth size should be your table size plus double your desired drop. It’s always better to have a slightly larger tablecloth than a smaller one – you can always tuck in the extra fabric for a neat appearance.

Where to Rent the Perfect Tablecloth?

Table SizeTable ShapeCasual Drop (6-8 inches)Formal Drop (30 inches)
5-foot (60 inches)Round 72-76 inches120 inches
6-foot (72 inches)Rectangle84-88 x 54-58 inches132 x 90 inches
8-foot (96 inches)Rectangle 108-112 x 54-58 inches 156 x 90 inches
48 inchesRound60-64 inches108 inches
72 inchesRound84-88 inches132 inches

At this point, you might be wondering, “Where can I find these perfect tablecloths for my event?” That’s where we come in! As a premier event rental service in Phoenix, Arizona, we provide a wide array of tablecloths suitable for all types of tables and events. We handle the pick-up, drop-off, and maintenance, ensuring you have a hassle-free experience.

Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote! Or, if you have questions, we’re friendly, just call us!

Frequently Asked Questions

You may still have some specific questions about ‘what size tablecloth do I need.’ So, we have answered the most commonly asked ones for you below:

What size tablecloth do I need for a 6-foot table?

For a 6-foot rectangular table (72 inches), with a standard 30-inch drop, a tablecloth of 132 x 90 inches will be perfect

What size tablecloth do I need for an 8-foot table?

For an 8-foot rectangular table (96 inches), with a standard 30-inch drop, a tablecloth of 156 x 90 inches will suffice.

What size tablecloth do I need for a 5-foot table?

For a 5-foot round table (60 inches), with a standard 30-inch drop, a tablecloth with a diameter of 120 inches will do the trick.

What size tablecloth do I need for a 72″ round table?

For a 72-inch round table, with a standard 30-inch drop, a tablecloth with a diameter of 132 inches will be the perfect fit.


To sum it up, choosing the right size tablecloth involves measuring your table, determining your desired drop, and then calculating the tablecloth size.

The process may seem intricate, but with the guidelines outlined in this blog post, you are well on your way to transforming your event with the perfect tablecloth.

About The Event Co in Arizona

The Event Co is an Arizona-based event rental company in Phoenix, specializing in delivering exceptional services for weddings, corporate events, and other gatherings. With our meticulous maintenance and a wide array of inventory, we are committed to helping you elevate the ambiance of your event with the perfect tablecloth and other essential event rentals.

For more information or to request a quote, contact us today. Your spectacular event is just a phone call away!

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