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CrazyandIknowit Sun 13-Mar-16 17:46:44

We are having our reception in a village hall and I'm doing everything Diy.

I need table cloths in the following size but they are so small everywhere I've seen or terrible quality.

I need 8 feet by 6 feet and I need 10 of them.
I'm on a budget but I still want nice quality.

I've looked everywhere sad

I told you it was random grin

NisekoWhistler Sun 13-Mar-16 17:48:23

Are you doing the catering yourselves too? Only catered should have suppliers to hire those from? Where in the country are you based? I may know someone who can help.

Busybuzzybumblebee Sun 13-Mar-16 18:42:45

Interested in answer as looking as though I'll have to make them which is less than ideal

ClaraLane Sun 13-Mar-16 18:46:15

We're borrowing ours from a family friend who hosts the school prom. Do you know anyone who goes to any groups like the WI who may have some you can borrow? If not, have a look on Gumtree, You and Your Wedding "swap and sale" section of the forum, UK bride "selling" section for other brides selling them. Also look for function hire companies, the place we're hiring our tables and chairs from also hires out tableclothes. Another good place to look is Facebook on local "brides in X county" groups, I've seen lots of good things for sale in my local area.

HandsomeGroomGiveHerRoom Sun 13-Mar-16 18:51:43

Contact local linen hire firms. They often sell less than perfect table cloths at heavy discounts.

bookbook Sun 13-Mar-16 18:58:45

Either of these websites of any use to you?
Just matreial
www.tablecloths.co.uk/fabric.html
custom made
www.tablecloths.co.uk/tablecloths-napkins/100-heavy-cotton/33-tablecloth-customisation.html?step=1

LaurieFairyCake Sun 13-Mar-16 19:38:43

I bought vintage French linen sheets from eBay to use as tablecloths at my wedding

Doilooklikeatourist Sun 13-Mar-16 19:43:51

I have a cafe , I make my table cloths with fabric I bought from my local market
£5 a metre , I have vintagey Cath Kidston style , tiny red hearts , chickens .
Worth a look , if you have a sewing machine and can do straight lines
If that's the look you're after ...

CrazyandIknowit Sun 13-Mar-16 21:26:09

NisekoWhistler - the caterer will supply them for the food but don't have any big enough for the main tables.

Busybuzzybumblebee - it's really shocked me how hard it is to buy large table cloths. I expected to just go onto eBay and get the first ones I've seen. I've been looking all day confused

Thank you all for your help. You've given me a lot of options to look at. Worst case scenario I will make them. I live 40 mins away from a rag market. I just need the time and patience grin

pookamoo Sun 13-Mar-16 21:34:02

We bought ours from an officers' mess that was refurbishing. I think probably via ebay. They have now done several weddings etc. It was cheaper than hiring them. Maybe a caterer that's upgrading?

YouMakeMyDreams Sun 13-Mar-16 21:46:29

You can buy rolls of table cloth. It's not real cotton but you get some good quality paper ones in loads of colours. www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=banquet+table+roll&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=24514367334&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12277284483668855839&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=t&ref=pd_sl_1rj207vufh_b

HandsomeGroomGiveHerRoom Mon 14-Mar-16 08:34:22

Also, as a rule very large tables are covered by multiple table cloths rather than one large one. You just need to take the placement of the overlap into account when setting the table. We did this in all the restaurants I've worked in smile

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