It's a great way to use the math you learned in Middle School - figuring out the correct size linen for a dining, cocktail or buffet table! Calculate the table width, height - total and voila you have the correct size.
A 60" standard dining table (seats 10) is 30" high - so 60" plus 30" + 30" (two sides of the table!) = 120".
How about a "highboy" cocktail table? Easy - 30" wide plus 42" on each side = 114"!
But, just when you think you have it all figured out, then there's the option of do you want a straight fall to the floor or a bit of a "puddle" on the floor - in which case you would go with a 120" for the highboy cocktail table too!
We suggest you leave the measurements to the caterer or rental company and instead focus on the more exciting aspects of coverage - namely color and material! Love that champagne organza!