(Closed) Seating Long Tables

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

For some reason, personally, I’m not a fan of the long table.  I think it feels a bit more intimate though.  Like you’re forced to look across the table and communicate with the other guests.  Still, I’d probably seat people that know each other together but I always hear that you shouldn’t do it.  I guess if you want more mingling it’d be best to separate them.  And I will say that I’ve had just as much fun at weddings where I’ve been sat with strangers.  Jeez, that wasn’t helpful at all huh?  Sorry!

Post # 4
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

I did long tables. I didn’t do table numbers but I just did name tags at the seats already. I also had a small wedding though. If you did go the numbers route, I’d do probably two per table. I’d say the people to the left, right, in front, and the diagonals are close enough to talk to each other (so, about 6 people in talking distance), about the same as a round table.




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The first pic is of our head table which had no centerpieces because we used the bouquets instead. I’m sure everything would look nicer if we had more money. There were also supposed to be more flower petals spread out, but they didn’t use them for some reason…

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