Post # 1
We are trying to decide on what type of tables to do for the reception. We can either do 10 round tables spread out or two rows longer tables. While the rounds are easier to find things for I like the idea of the longer tables so its more like one big group. We will be having it in the backyard or living area of home depending on weather, probably buffet with some items family style.
Which do you prefer round or long (32-40 feet) tables?
Post # 3
@waitingforthering2: It is much easier for guests to socialize at round tables. You can talk with everyone at the table.
At a long table you can really only talk with the two people on either side of you and those directly across from you.
It depends on what factor is going to most influence your decision- the comfort of your guests, or the look in photographs?
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
Definitely round. Easier to socialize.
Post # 5
@waitingforthering2: We really wanted to do two long tables because it looks beautiful but we talked to a lot of guests over the holidays and they all said they prefer round tables because it’s easier to chat.
So we’re doing rounds since the guests seem to like it more.
Post # 6
This has been a dilemma for me too. I prefer the look of long tables, especially in pictures, but round tables tend to be more guest friendly, as they allow for better socialization. I suppose you should decide what matters more to you, the look of your wedding or your guests’ comfort.
Post # 7
@ImagineDragon24: We arent having that many people at the wedding 60 people tops. Its 99% family so we were thinking it was weird to try and place people without seperating people at the same time. We thought long would be good to allow everyone to be near eachother and not leaning back to another table to talk during dinner but guess we were wrong
Post # 8
I also love the look of long tables but I think round tables are better for interaction/conversation!
Post # 9
I really like long tables!
Post # 10
@BrandNewBride: I like them too but I guess people do have a point round tables are easier to talk while at, maybe I just love the look but Im not sure. They seem to evoke family dinner vibes for me, im just so confused now