Post # 1
Has anyone done one long table for a small (under 50-60 ppl) reception? We are thinking one large harvest style table outdoors for a plated or family style meal. Anyone attended or hosted a wedding like this?
Style-wise it will be very vintage inspired…like Anthropologie on the cheap. I am building a simple wood structure to go over the tables that will have sheer drapes (from my living room!) to give that billowy effect. Mismatched centerpieces with wildflowers.
I really want the feel of my fiance and I throwing an amazing party instead of a very commercialized, “traditional” wedding. I think it would be so romantic and visually stunning, but I’m worried about it logistically.
Post # 3
What logistics concern you? Sounds like a great idea. I wanted one for the look of it but Darling Husband didn’t like the look.
Post # 4
We are hoping to have a long table for our wedding. We are expecting 30 people max. Probably less. I think it’s a nice way to have an intimate dinner. Truthfully, I really dislike when the bride and groom sit at their own table and then everyone is spread out at different tables. I think it’s rude, and people just use the saying “it’s tradition’ to feel better about it 🙂 I want to sit, eat and drink with my guests.
Post # 5
I went to a wedding with two long tables, each sitting about 50 people. I honestly prefer round tables with 8-10 people each, because guests have more people to talk to. With long tables one ends up talking to the person in front and the two persons at his/her side. Just my opinion though.
Post # 6
I wanted one table for ours since we have only 25 people. I think it’s more intimate that way. But the room isn’t big enough and we have to do 2 tables of 10 and 1 table of 5 🙁
Post # 7
I think I’m most worried about even ground since it’s outdoors….our venue looks pretty flat but we are in Texas home of the rockiest ground that grass can grow on. I still want to have impactful centerpieces but I’m a little worried if we do a family style meal it will take up the majority of the table space. I wouldn’t be worried about it with round tables.
All of that is more minor…I’m most concerned with conversation and seating, with 50 people do we just save the seats in the middle for us and the family and leave a free for all? I wasn’t planning on a seating chart…but if I have only a couple of extra settings I don’t want the akward “could you move down please?”
I’m probably worrying too much 🙂
Post # 8
I think thats an awesome idea! I have seen so many pictures of small wedding done in this style and they look see pretty. Good luck!
Post # 9
I think this sounds like a great idea! At my venue, a lot of the pictures that I’ve seen use long tables put together to look like one…and those were for large weddings! I think it will look amazing!
Post # 10
We were originally going to have one long table for our wedding (max 32 guests) it was going to be in the wine cellar amoungst $600 bottles of wines and some bottles which were in excess of that. We had to decide against it due to our almost 2 year old daughter and us having visions of her smashing a bottle or two.
It would’ve been beautiful, but unfortunately it’s not a happening thing.
Post # 12
Here are some that I have admired. I think it was in a private home.
Post # 13
It sounds like a great idea.
Post # 14
I love it!! I wish I could do that!!
Post # 15
Thank you so much everyone! I was obviously fretting over nothing! Cannot wait to post the pics of how it turns out!
Post # 16
I LOVE the way long tables look. Test it out at your venue to see if the tables are even on the ground.