(Closed) Seating Chart Help

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Personally I love long table weddings! It depends on your venue though, any pictures?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think either would work but i think when you have one long table, you can’t really see people or talk to anyone other then the person in front and beside.  With seperate tables you can still see everyone. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t like long tables; it’s really hard for guests to talk to one another, and the folks on the end feel they are verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry far away from the guests of honor.  I’d do 4 tables of 6, forming the edges of a square or rectangle, and put the sweetheart table in the very center.  It will feel much more intimate.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I love the esthetic of the long table(s), but as a guest I wonder if it might be easier to talk with everyone at the table if they were rounds of 6

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s easier conversationally to be at a small table of 6 than to be at a long table.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I really don’t think it is easier to talk to people at round tables. It’s usually too loud and too far to talk to the people across from you. I generally only talk to the two people beside me.

At the long table, you get the two people beside you, the person across from you, and it would also be easy to talk to the people diagonal too since the table won’t be as wide.

And if you want to feel more incorporated in with your guest, as most people with small weddings do (myself included!), then a long table may be the way to go. You and your new husband can sit side by side in the middle with everyone around you. I’ve known people with this set up who loved being able to look down their left and right and see everyone and interact with a lot more people.

But of course you also need to think of your venue and how it will work in there. There is lots to consider, but overall, my vote is for one long table!

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