(Closed) Do you prefer round or rectangular tables?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Preferred table shape
    Round : (64 votes)
    70 %
    Rectangle : (25 votes)
    27 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
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    Newbee

    round tables have more of an intimate feel and promote conversation. between groups that might not otherwise talk if they are seated together. I feel like long rectangular tables often feel like a mess hall to me. depends on how casual your wedding is? 

    Post # 4
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    238 posts
    Helper bee

    For me I’d prefer round (look wise) but they don’t fit as well logistically in our venue so we’ll probably do 8′ longs. So ultimately it depends on your venue.. 

    Post # 5
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    1206 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I prefer rounds. Rectangle tables look great but I went to a wedding recently with them and it was hard to talk to people. You could really only talk to the person next to you and across from you. 

    Post # 6
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    34 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    We chose round. We were told that they save space.

    Post # 7
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    2491 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I like both. Our venue provides rectangular tables that seat 6 and 8 people and they fit our venue best. But I think round is better for conversation.

    Post # 8
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    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    As stated by others, round tables are much better for conversation. When I am a guest at a wedding, I really prefer round.

    Post # 9
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    348 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted other because I love square tables! I have a rectangular table in the dining room now and it’s just too big. 

     

    ETA: Sorry! I read this really quickly and immediately thought dining room, not wedding. It’s been a long day… For weddings I vote round.  

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by  Pbj_123.
    Post # 10
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    6526 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    rosecut:  i prefer round bc it makes it easier for people to talk and it just looks nicer

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    Im thinking about doing both. Not sure how it’s going to look or what the floor plan will allow me to do but i know i want a few rectangular / square and round ones.  

    Post # 12
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    1117 posts
    Bumble bee

    Depends on venue layout and guest count. We used round tables because it made sense with our reception space and number of guests.  

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Depends on your venue space and amount of guests. I had less than 20 guests, all immediate family and so it was pointless to split everyone up between three round tables, separating them from each other. We (including dh and i) all sat at one rectangular table with multiple centerpieces and it looked spectacular. For larger crowds, rounds would suffice,  but I personally still like the look of rectangular vs the traditional round, it’s refreshing to see, imo.

    Post # 14
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    2969 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We did oval tables so best of both worlds and it looked amazing.

    Post # 15
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    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Round – so much easier for guests to mingle with other guests at their table. I have also been on rectangle tables at weddings and I was restricted to speaking to the 3 immediate people closest to me pretty much. Having round tables at our reception was a non negotiable for my fiancé and I. 

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