Anyone else dislike round tables? Show me your “banquet” style long tables!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I LOVE long, banquet style tables but my mom HATES them!!! It makes me so sad, too, because round tables annoy the heck out of me.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Before we visited our venue my Fiance was horrified that we had to use long rectangular tables and not round ones (like every other wedding he’s been to).  He changed his mind once he saw it but I thought it was funny that he cared!  I’m interested in seeing some inspiration pictures too.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like the mix of square and round, I didn’t lik the round ones to begin with but then when I went to check my venue I found out it wont work so I will mix them wedding party long table (20 people) then round ones for the rest. It all depends how you decorate it, check this out and pick up ur jaw after this amazing pics lol…

 

http://www.prestonbailey.com/designs/table-settings/

these are dream weddings for sure

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Exactly my thoughts Miss haha!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Not sure if you have thought of this already, but we were at a wedding a few weeks ago that had long banquet style tables and while they looked nice it was really awkward. We never spoke two words to the folks on the other end of the table, couldn’t even hear what they were talking about to try to chime in on small talk. Everyone else had already sat before us and we ended up both getting the end seat across from one another so each of us was sitting beside a stranger that had their significant other to their other side so they were mostly turned and talking the other direction. It was a lonely dinner…that’s for sure…hated it.

P.S.

I’m the oldest of 5 kids and born in NY…I am NOT shy…but it was just not set up well for mingling…especially with the centerpiece sort of blocking way to the other side as well.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love long tables!  Even just rectangle that seat 10 over the round tables.  I just hate the round tables! Unfortunately my mom hates anything but the rounds. 🙁 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Here’s one… there was a sweetheart table set up at the front with two round tables flanking it for the bridal party…  there were 8 or so of these tables set up around the room (it was in a church’s reception hall)…

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Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I had long tables (a mix of 8-tops, 12-tops and 16-tops), but my pictures aren’t back yet.  They looked BEAUTIFUL, though.  I LOVE long tables!  I did white linens with crinkly silver runners on top, with a mix of different heights of TALL antiquey looking silvery mercury glass taper candleholders (with creamy white candles), and some shorter DIY roses (pinks, peaches, lavenders and creams) in vases with smoky grey tops and mercury glass bottoms.  Pretty!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

Okay…I love the rounds and the banquets. I am stuck only using rounds though. I have ? If you did a round sweetheart table on a stage that sits up about 3 ft, I’m thinking it will look awkward and am unsure. I want the bridal party to sit with me at a banquet table, but all of my friends say that it will look too old fashioned. What do you guys think? Also, if you do have a sweetheart table, where does your bridal party sit?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

our reception venue has a mix of long and round tables. here’s a pic of it set up for a wedding. 

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Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I loved the idea of using both rounds and rectangles but our banquet manager at our venue totally shot the idea down. I still haven’t given up on it though!

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