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Devoted April 2020

Puddle Drop or Floor Length?

Simone, on March 3, 2020 at 1:51 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 18
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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.Puddle Drop or Floor Length? 1



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Latest activity by Simone, on March 11, 2020 at 1:35 PM
  • Maggie
    Super April 2020
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    What if the side where the guests feet go we’re a little shorter? Like keep the length but shorten the width?
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  • Melle
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    This is a good suggestion ! I would find it a tad inconvenient as a guest if it was that long but I’m also a clumsy person so I can picture myself stepping on it constantly
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  • Simone
    Devoted April 2020
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    But how would we achieve that? What size tablecloth is that?
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  • Maggie
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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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  • Maggie
    Super April 2020
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    I would ask whomever you bought them from if they have that Same length but maybe 6
    -12 inches shorter width? 3-6 inches on either side should be fine
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  • Simone
    Devoted April 2020
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    I will! Barring that I think we will have to go ahorrar.
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  • Simone
    Devoted April 2020
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    That was supposed to say 'shorter'. my phone keeps auto correcting everything to Spanish today LOL
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  • Maggie
    Super April 2020
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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
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
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    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! Smiley winking 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.

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  • Simone
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    That makes total sense. Thank you for your input.
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  • Analie
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    I personally like floor lengths. Puddle drop seems a little messy

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  • Kari
    VIP May 2020
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    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.

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  • MeetTheRobinsons
    Devoted June 2020
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    Puddle drop is absolutely beautiful but a huge hazard, especially with small kids and elderly folk.

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    My question is are you having children attend because that may become problematic.

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  • Laura
    Super September 2020
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    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. Smiley smile

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  • Laura
    Super September 2020
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    See the center of this... I'd make a fold like this.

    Puddle Drop or Floor Length? 2
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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
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    I love that look, but for guest comfort, I think I would go a little shorter. You don't want anyone tripping and suddenly having to use your wedding insurance

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  • Simone
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    Oh what a great idea! So you get the drape on the ends but not the sides. Excellent. Thank you!
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