(Closed) Opinions needed! Long or round tables?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll:
    5' round seats 8 : (9 votes)
    53 %
    6' long (I would seat 6) : (0 votes)
    8' long (I would seat 8) : (4 votes)
    24 %
    Mix of round and long tables : (4 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I prefer the round tables – it’s easier to move around them when guests are mingling.

    Post # 4
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    30 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Mr. Turtle's Grandparents' backyard, Arroyo Grande, CA

    I went with long because I like the dinner party vibe, but it sounds like your centerpieces might look better with the rounds! Go with your instinct though. If you like the look of long tables, you could always add some smaller elements on either side of the centerpiece, like candles. Either way will look beautiful!

    Post # 6
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    1932 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    I’m in the same boat, not sure whether to do round or long. we have a small reception space so I’m trying to figure out which would be able to seat more people comfortably.

    Post # 7
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    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think round will be more comfy fitting and allow easier navigation between tables, like charismaclassic said.  I think your centerpieces will look better with one of the smaller table options.  With the bigger long table, you might need some smaller sub-centerpieces (if that wording makes sense!). 

    Post # 9
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    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    In my experience as an Event Manager the long tables look better when you have a larger centerpiece flanked by two smaller centerpieces/elements or two larger to medium sized centerpices on each end. The round you can do one in the middle and it works.

    Post # 10
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    1932 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2008

    @linds, thanks so much – I wasn’t sure, but my momma said she thought so too?

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @linds: If you do the long table will you only have one 1 willow branch centerpiece per table?

    I think if you do the round tables one centerpiece would look great. But if you were doing the longer tables you would need to spread things out either by having more than one large centerpiece along the entire length of your table or by some smaller centerpieces varying in height on either side of the larger one…if that makes sense (I can see it in my mind but am having trouble explaining here)

    Post # 13
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    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had planned on round tables, but will actually be able to accommodate more people with long tables under our tent. Since I’d already planned out our tables based on rounds, I’m hoping to stick with that, but might have to switch it up later if we get more “yes” RSVPs than expected! I think it can work and look great either way.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @linds: I think with everything you just mentined long tables would work just great! I say go for it if that’s what you really want

    Post # 16
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    1045 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2008

    Oooooh, I vote for long.  So pretty and elegant!  And I think it’s easier to talk to people at a long table as well.  At a large round, you’re sort of stuck to talking to the people on either side of you only, unless you want to yell all the way across.  With skinnier rectangles, you can talk to the people on the sides as well as those across.

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