(Closed) Has anyone sat a rectangle table?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: 30" rectangle too narrow for dinner table?
    Yes - it was cramped : (2 votes)
    29 %
    No, we had a ton of room : (2 votes)
    29 %
    Just enough room : (3 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We’re doing this… don’t seat anyone on the ends, just shoulder to shoulder.

    Post # 4
    12904 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Only our head table – and honestly, there would not have been space for someone to sit across from us.

    Post # 5
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @MrsMRS:  I’ve been to events with tables like that, though not a wedding. Don’t do centerpieces, or do compact ones. Very narrow vases or super-tall centerpieces that go over people’s heads would would.

    Post # 7
    669 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am doing rectangles! In fact I requested it… Even though the venue normally uses rounds.  I think it is far more interesting visually and more conducive to conversation.  However, you want to put them together, either making a square 6′ x 5′ or 4 together which is 12’x 5′.  This is what we are doing seating 6 per side and no one on the ends.  This way no one sits with their legs against the legs of the table.  

    Post # 8
    4496 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’re doing one giant king’s table for everyone (FI and I will sit at the head of the table). I have a friend who designs weddings and she told me that king’s tables need to be atleast 4ft wide and typically they are closer to 5-6ft wide depending on the types of centerpieces you’re having. Like you said, they are almost always doubled up tables in order to create the proper width.

    Ours are going to be 5ft like yours. I’ve done a mock up of this with our chargers, glasses and faux centerpieces and it looks perfect.

    Post # 10
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @MrsMRS:  If you do double them up then see if there is some way to clamp them together. I can guarantee you that someone will knock them or pull them slightly apart which could send centerpieces and anything else crashing to the floor.

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