(Closed) Round vs rectangle tables

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Round vs rectangle
    Round : (9 votes)
    31 %
    Rectangle : (20 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 2
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    isabellep :  we are having long tables. Our centerpieces will be a teacup of roses, a birch candle with a gourd on each side all on a contrasting table runner. 

    I was worried, too. So, I brought my stuff and tried it out on one of the tables. 🙂

    Post # 3
    1119 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    Personally I would try to make what is provided work. It just seem silly to pay for something you already have. You can definitely make them work! There are tons of ideas on pinterest for centerpieces on rectangular tables. You could do 2 per table or a bunch of small ones scattered around the table. 

    Post # 4
    3452 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    We’re doing both. One long rectangular table with round tables surrounding but all are included. If specific tables cost extra I wouldn’t find it necessary to pay for them. I’m sure you could create centerpieces that work with what you have.

    Post # 6
    857 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    We had rectangles and really liked it. We kept our centrepieces fairly simple since our dinner was served family style and we didn’t want the over all look to be too busy.

    Each centrepiece included a wooden round, teacup candle, 3 small vases of flowers, and a framed quote about love (the first pic was an extra table but since we had the exta stuff they set it up anyway, minus the frame). The sweetheart table had the same but instead of the quote it has our last initial. Also part of the ‘tablescape’ was a burlap runner, mason jar (burlap and lace) candles and wooden candleholders/succulents. Having the wooden rounds/table runners helped it have the cohesive look.



    Post # 8
    1378 posts
    Bumble bee

    Rounds seems so confrence centre to me, and its harder to chat with table-mates.

    If you want just one centrepiece on a rectangular table, just have one and space out some votives or sprigs of rosemary or greenary to cover more surface area.

    Post # 9
    1181 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I do think round tables are easier to decorate but rectangular tables are more conducive to conversation and usually end up looking better imo

    Post # 10
    421 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Our venue also provides rectangle tables, and I’m also having a little trouble figuring out how to decorate them.  One idea I’ve seen is to push 2 rectangles together so it makes more of a square, and then decorate the center like you would a round table.  For budget reasons we will probably have to stick with the rectangle tables.

    Post # 12
    193 posts
    Blushing bee

    I actually prefer rectangles because I love the runner style center pieces. They are like a garland of flowers that runs down the table. 

    Post # 13
    7 posts

    Sooo I have been told there are a few things guests will not remember from a wedding and center pieces are one of those things.  I know its hard but try not to worry about it. I would say have a center piece but dont stress over it since people wont really remember 

    Post # 14
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    ilora :  I seriously LOVE that! 

    We are using rectangle tables because we can borrow them for free from a local volunteer fire department. We will be using crystal oil lamps for our primary centerpieces with two smaller floral arrangements on each side and lots and lots of little candles. I really love the tea cup candles though so now I’m brainstorming lol. 

    Post # 15
    3611 posts
    Sugar bee

    We had both because I like the look of both. For the rectangle centerpieces, we did lots of flower arrangements and candles in a line down the middle. I think it depends on your guest groupings — we had a few groups who were way too big for one round table, but who I knew would want to sit together, so the long rectangle tables came in really handy. 

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