HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TABLE OVERLAY SIZE
FOR YOUR WEDDING
Why settle for plain tablecloths if you can top them with table overlays for an elevated touch of life and color? When paired with table linens, centerpieces, and other table decorations, overlays will create a stylish table accent for your events. With overlays enhancing the look of your tables, fun or even a formal dinner will be something that everyone will remember. Match it with an elegant tablecloth to spotlight your unique and stunning dining tablescape.
What are Table Overlays?
Table overlays are fabrics or linens that are used to top or partially cover a tablecloth. They just simply look like a tablecloth but are usually smaller in size, just perfect for adding an extra layer of decorative linens to your setting. In other words, overlays enrich the appearance of your table decor. They are amazing not only as decorations, but they also protect underlying larger fabrics from stains. Whether for a round or rectangular table, overlays will be a great compliment for a variety of tablecloths and table runners.
Table Overlay Sizing Guide
Before purchasing your table linens, you must know the size of your tables. Get the measurements of your event tables to help you decide on which overlay to buy.
Here is a formula to guide you when buying your overlays (this applies for both round and rectangular tables):
Diameter of your table + (Drop x 2) = Tablecloth size
If you're not sure how long the table cloth drop is, use this formula:
(Tablecloth size - Your Table Diameter) / 2 = Overlay Drop
Your party tables should be paired with the right overlays for a perfect fit, making it possible to achieve your dream decorations. These are the most commonly used sizing and pairings:
48" round tables (seats 6) : use 60" x 60" or 72" x 72" overlays.
60" round tables (seats 8) : use 72" x 72" overlays or 90" round tablecloths.
72" round tables (seats 10) : 90" x 90" overlays or 108"round tablecloths.
6' banquet tables (seats 6) : use 60" x 60" overlays.
You may also use this overlay measurement guide for standard 30" tables to help you decide in a snap!
Aside from the right size, the type of fabrics that you are going to use for your parties will also make a difference. Choosing the most suitable kind of overlay material and color depends on the theme you are working on.
Sequin Table Overlays
If you want to add a touch of glitz to your elegant dessert table, then you should go with high-quality sequin table overlays. The shiny material will be great when decorating for sophisticated or luxurious events or even for mermaid parties.
Made with shiny sequin beads atop tulle or mesh fabric.
Finished edges and a seamless design.
Choose from small sequins to large payette.
Available in a variety of colors.
Velvet Table Overlays
Premium velvet material for overlays is great when you want a simple yet elegant fabric layer for your tables. The simplicity of these soft linens is just easy to match with other table linens such as table skirts and runners.
Soft, textured feel with sheen finish.
Finished edges and a seamless design.
Adds a luxurious touch to any table setting.
Available in various colors.
There are just so many possibilities that you can think of when it comes to decorating with table overlays. Check out more of our table overlay fabrics and express your creativity. Plan for your surprise themed party and choose from our elegant satin, taffeta, soft premium velvet, embroidered organza, charming lace or tulle, cool checkered polyester fabrics, and more! With so many options, you are sure to take your table décor for your wedding reception, birthday parties, graduations, events, or any special occasions to the next level no matter what finish you settle on.
If you are having a hard time choosing the right table overlays for your special occasions, let us know in the comments or see more from our Instagram page @LeilaniParties. Feel free to email us and share your decorating ideas on an extraordinary party table setup!