Choosing the Right Linens
Start by locating your table size in the left column. Then follow the chart to the right to determine sizes for mid-length, floor-length and overlay linen options.
|Table Size||Mid Length||Floor Length||Overlay|
|30″ Cocktail (30″ seated height)||60″ Round||90″ Round||48″x48″
|30″ Cocktail (42″ standing height)||60″ Round
|5′ Round (seats 8-10)||90″ Round
|6′ Round (seats 10-12)||108″ Round||132″ Round||90″x90″
|6′ Banquet (seats 6-8)||60″x120″||90″x132″||48″x48″
|8′ Banquet (seats 8-10)||60″ x120″||90″x156″||48″x48″
Seating Table Planner
- 30″ Round Seat 2-3 People
- 5′ Round Seat 8 People
- 6′ Round Seat 10 People
- 30″ x 6′ inch Rectangular Seat 6-8 People
- 30″ x 8′ inch Rectangular Seat 8- 10 People
Dance Floor Planner
As a rule of thumb, you can assume 40% of your party will be dancing at any given time. There are a few things to consider when choosing a dance floor size.
If you’re wedding guests are mostly elderly and low key, you can expect not very many people will be dancing. If they are a younger crowd, then you can expect just the opposite. We have found for most weddings you can go with the 40% rule and it works great!
The industry standard suggests that each couple will need 9 sq ft per couple (that’s over 4.5 ft per person). Example: Let’s assume a party has 200 guests. 40%, or 80 guests, will be dancing at any one time. This means that you would need approximately 360 square feet of dance floor for this party, or a 16×20 dance floor.
If you figure 40 of 100 guests will dance, then you need about a 200 square foot dance floor. If you double that for 200 guests you would need a 400 square foot dance floor. With 300 guests you need a 600 foot dance floor. You can see how easily that rule could get out of hand. So again you have to consider other factors like the age of your guests and how many people you really think will be dancing at one time.
1) number of guests
2) % of those you think will be dancing at any one time (40% is average)
3) Multiply dancing guests by 4.5 to get approx dance floor size (4.5 sq/ft or 9 sq ft per couple is general accepted guideline