Post # 1
My venue has tables that are 6 or 8 feet long and 30″ wide. I can’t get over how narrow that is. I know it is standard, but I have never been to a wedding wtih rectangles and I am afraid that it is very narrow with all of the stuff on the table.
What are you throughts?
Post # 3
We’re doing this… don’t seat anyone on the ends, just shoulder to shoulder.
Post # 4
Only our head table – and honestly, there would not have been space for someone to sit across from us.
Post # 5
@MrsMRS: I’ve been to events with tables like that, though not a wedding. Don’t do centerpieces, or do compact ones. Very narrow vases or super-tall centerpieces that go over people’s heads would would.
Post # 6
I think I am going to “double up” the tables – so they are 60″ across.
Post # 7
I am doing rectangles! In fact I requested it… Even though the venue normally uses rounds. I think it is far more interesting visually and more conducive to conversation. However, you want to put them together, either making a square 6′ x 5′ or 4 together which is 12’x 5′. This is what we are doing seating 6 per side and no one on the ends. This way no one sits with their legs against the legs of the table.
Post # 8
We’re doing one giant king’s table for everyone (FI and I will sit at the head of the table). I have a friend who designs weddings and she told me that king’s tables need to be atleast 4ft wide and typically they are closer to 5-6ft wide depending on the types of centerpieces you’re having. Like you said, they are almost always doubled up tables in order to create the proper width.
Ours are going to be 5ft like yours. I’ve done a mock up of this with our chargers, glasses and faux centerpieces and it looks perfect.
Post # 9
@adoc86: do you have a picture of your mock up? i would love to see it. Also – can you do me a HUGE favor and ask what floor plan software your friend uses? B/c this is a little out of the norm for my venue – I am creating the floor plan….fun yeah!
Post # 10
@MrsMRS: If you do double them up then see if there is some way to clamp them together. I can guarantee you that someone will knock them or pull them slightly apart which could send centerpieces and anything else crashing to the floor.