(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 # 16
    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t think I care? I normally see round at venues in my area, though.

    Post # 17
    1506 posts
    Bumble bee

    Depends on how many people are at a round table. I always seem to feel squished and short on space when they cram 9 chairs around a round that would feel better with 6-8 people at it. I like rectangular because you talk to the people around you more, in my opinion most people don’t yell across a large round table lol.

    Post # 18
    12125 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I like round tables with no more than 8, 10 if absolutely necessary. 

    Post # 19
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Round tables can help with the mingling aspect of the wedding but rectanglar tables can be made to look very elegant. The only problem is more decor would be needed to decorate a rectangular table in order to have the entire length of the table covered. A round table can just have one item in the center and be complete.


    Post # 20
    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    Round, I can’t get oval from my vendor.

    Post # 21
    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I don’t agree with this idea of round tables making conversation easier, the tables are normally so large to seat 8-10, that I find I can only speak to the person either side of me, to not be shouting over the table. With rectangle tables, you can speak to the person either side and those across from you as they are much narrower. 

    Post # 22
    42 posts
    • Wedding: June 2015 - UC Botanic Garden, Berkeley, CA

    Rounds are so much nicer for your guests, both for promoting conversation and for promoting a feeling of equality. I’ve been at weddings with one very long rectangular table, and everyone in the middle was far away from the bride and groom (at one end) and the rest of the close family (at the other end)- this made us seem like second tier guests. Round tables also provide more space to spread out with food and drinks.

    You’re going to have an awesome time at your own wedding regardless, so think of making it an enjoyable experience for everyone who is coming out to show their love and support for you.

    Post # 23
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    We are doing rectangle due to very interesting family dynamics on both of our sides. Our parents are all separated and lots of I fighting too. I found with table mockups, it was lots easier to be able to spread people out with the rectangle lol.

    Post # 24
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I”m really hoping to have a mix of both but if we decide to go really small then I think one really big rectangular one. 

    Post # 25
    1430 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I vote round, for one you only need one centerpiece per table and because I’m on a budget that matters alot to me right about now. Second, it makes it easier for people to talk to one another as many PPs have said.

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