So we have rented puddle drop L'Amour satin linens for our rectangle tables. We're having an art deco style theme which is very glamorous and I love the look of the puddle drop. But I read somewhere today that that could be a pain for I guests when sitting and I hadn't even thought of that. Now, we're rethinking whether we should go a little shorter. Would love some opinions.
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Yeah I hate when I don’t have free movement of my feet so that would probably bother me, do you not have your feet under the table? Do you lift it up over your feet, do you push it in with your feet? I honestly wouldn’t know what to do. I think just a few inches off the ground with the length on the ends would still look lovely, maybe even give it more of a waterfall look too
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Lol! Mine translated to Dutch a couple times, I think our phones need rest with all the wedding stuff they’ve been doing lately. You can also go to a fabric store to pick out the top linens that you want puddle drop, just pick a fabric and tell them the measurements and they cut it for you, it will be more of a runner than the whole table cloth being a specific length, plays with depth and colors
Although puddle drop looks elegant when it's undisturbed (so, for photographs of an empty reception area, like your inspiration pic), I'd definitely go with floor length if there will actually be guests sitting at your tables! Once guests are seated, any excess fabric is going to look like a tangled mess, wrapped around chair and human legs, and more importantly potentially becomes a huge tripping hazard. I think this is definitely something that is more "Pinterest" than reality. Unfortunately, I would be the person who catches a heel and goes flying...but that would be better than if it were grandma.
I love the look. I think if its longer on the ends and puddle drops there but isn't overly long on the long side where people are sitting it will be fine. The picture shown doesn't have a ton of excess fabric by the feet, so if styled the same way I wouldn't anticipate too many issues.
A centerfold down the length weighted by centerpieces would shorten the sides where guests sit and give you the length that you want at the ends. It's that easy - and you can keep the tablecloths that you have rented.