Post # 1
Hi bees, I’m thinking of having long tables at my reception. It’s a small wedding (40 guests) so I think long tables will create a really intimate feel.
Has anyone done this, or is planning on doing it for their wedding ?
I need ideas for decorating the tables. I have made some lace covered glass jars which will have candles in them….but not sure what flowers and how many bunches for a long table,….ah pictures would be awesome
Post # 3
@TanyaLeigh050414: I think this would look amazing and regal. Sorry I don’t have pictures.
Post # 4
@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
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
@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
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!