Help with tables! (rustic ladies, get your butt over here)

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Which type of tables?
    Farm tables and benches! : (10 votes)
    22 %
    Round tables with linens! : (36 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The picture you have of the tables and chairs looks IDENTICAL to my reception set-up and we had a rustic theme. I had ivory table cloths, burlap runners, and navy napkins set out. The only big difference is that we had brown chairs, instead of  white ones. Is there any way you can get brown chairs too? I think if you got a darker chair it would look amazing, I am just not a fan of the white ones!

    Post # 4
    Member
    6023 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Definitely option #2. The centerpieces, chargers, and the burlap will make it rustic enough while still looking elegant. Most people hate sitting on benches because it offers no back support. Also, unless you provided seat pads for everyone, there’s going to a lot of sore butts lol.

    Post # 5
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    6023 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @britt821:  +1

    OP, you can rent those white chairs in the “wood” finish

    Post # 6
    Member
    567 posts
    Busy bee

    @208bride:  Are you making those vases that look like trees or those plates?  Where did you get them? 🙂

    Post # 10
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    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @IzzyBear:  I agree-plus you’ll be flashing your grandma when you try to sit down

    Post # 11
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    6023 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @208bride:  well I love those new chairs you posted! Hopefully they get back to you with a good price!

    Post # 12
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    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think the tables and benches would look awesome! i think though that if you go that route you may want to nix the wood chargers – it may just be too much wood… maybe go with a charger in another accent colour other than the plum.

    I found some inspiration photos:

    Post # 13
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee

    @208bride:  I would go with the second option. Although it does not specifically look rustic, all of the other decorations will set the mood. I really love the centerpieces. I think the farm benches look like they would be too hard to get in and out of (especially in a dress).

    Post # 14
    Member
    135 posts
    Blushing bee

    @208bride:  I would go with the second option. Although it does not specifically look rustic, all of the other decorations will set the mood. I really love the centerpieces. I think the farm benches look like they would be too hard to get in and out of (especially in a dress).

    Post # 15
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory

    @208bride:  i say number 2 as well. i love the look of the benches BUT…. it is harder for people to get in and out of…. especially those in dresses. elderly dont have back rests…. either way will look wonderful, just base your seating on the guests. if you have more young able bodied, and a relaxed dresscode go for number 1, but if not number 2 would be better. like others have said, the decor will make it more rustic.

    Post # 16
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    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Sigh, I would DIE for those farm tables… we are doing long tables, which overall will look great, but they aren’t natural wood underneath so we are covering them up with linens and a burlap runner. But, I agree with PP that the benches would be awkward. You said you HAD to use the benches? =/ If the new chairs you’re looking at are not that expensive, maybe you could still use them with the long tables, since you’d be saving some money with that option and not having to get linens for each table?

     

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