Long wedding tables

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you use long tables at your wedding reception ?
    Yes - I think it is very intimate and includes everyone : (5 votes)
    56 %
    Messy : (4 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 4
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    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @TanyaLeigh050414:  Sorry, I’m not a fan of long tables for receptions.  I do agree that it looks GREAT.  But having sat at them twice, it’s not as intimate as you might think.  I’ve been to one with only 2 extremely long tables, and another where we were at picnic length tables.  Both times, it’s incredibly hard to hear the conversation at the other end whereas with round tables the sound carries better and you can talk to everyone, not just your end of the table.

    Post # 5
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    1214 posts
    Bumble bee

    If you are not near the action or are near quieter guests, it gets a little boring.  Sorry but that is my experience.  They look lovely though. Also, it can be a long way around the table if people need to get up for any reason.

     

    Post # 6
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    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @TanyaLeigh050414:  I had long tables at my wedding and they were great! I’ve been to weddings with round tables and I’ve never enjoyed it. You’re always stuck talking to either the person on your right, or the person on your left. It’s so hard to have a conversation with the other people at the table. 

    Our tables had sort of a rustic-chic look. Wood top tables with lace doilies running down the center to create the illusion of a runner. I collected silver containers to use as vases and old glass mugs for candle holders. It was beautiful.

     

    If you like that look and want to use it, message me. I still have the doilies, candle holders, and silver vases. I’m looking to unload them! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think they look fantastic, but as a guest I’ve never really enjoyed sitting at long tables, I find the conversation doesn’t flow as well (no technical idea why!) and it doesn’t feel intimate.

    Also reminds me of our dining at school!

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