- 6 years ago
For the reception.
For the reception.
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?
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..
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.
We chose round. We were told that they save space.
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.
As stated by others, round tables are much better for conversation. When I am a guest at a wedding, I really prefer round.
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.
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.
Depends on venue layout and guest count. We used round tables because it made sense with our reception space and number of guests.
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.
We did oval tables so best of both worlds and it looked amazing.
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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