(Closed) Tables: Rectangle or Circle

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Rectangular or Circular?
    Rectangular Tables : (18 votes)
    64 %
    Circular Tables : (10 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @TrinityLeeAnn:  I love the way rectagular tables look and I think they would go great with your theme.

    The only reason I ended up doing round tables was that it was cheaper to rent round tables for the number of people I have.  I am also DIYing my centerpieces and having rectangular tables meant I would have to do extra centerpieces (2 per table instead of 1 per table.)  Plus, the linens turned out to be cheaper for the round tables.

    Post # 4
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee

    @TrinityLeeAnn:  I personally like round tables better because they make for better conversation. 🙂

    Post # 5
    12068 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I prefer to site at round tables so I voted round.  But i love the LOOK of the rectangular tables – i was at a wedding recently that had them, it wasn’t the best guest experience

    Post # 6
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted circular and that’s probably what I will do, but I’ve seen some square tables lately and really like that look for something different!

    Post # 9
    905 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I vastly prefer the look of the rectanguar tables, given the choice. I find the 8-person round tables too big for effective conversation because I feel like I’m always shouting to the person all the way across from me. Plus, I like the fun table runner/long centerpiece options that rectanguar tables open up.

    Post # 11
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @TrinityLeeAnn:  Maybe do a few rectangular tables and a few round tables so you can get the feel (and a few photos of the rectangular tables)?

    Post # 12
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it depends on how many people you want seated at a table. If the table is small enough, I think 6 is nice for a round table (but dont put six at one of those bigger round tables,) 8 is ok for round tables, but I think if you’re doing 10 or more it should be a rectangle, just for the purposes of people being able to talk to eachother – with 10 (or even 8) at a round table, you are kind of stuck talking to the people you are immediately next to.

    Post # 13
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We had circular tables at our wedding, but I am in LOVE with rectangular/square tables!

    Post # 14
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I personally prefer round tables.  I think they look more formal and as previous people have noted it’s easier for guests to speak to one another. 

    Post # 15
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I love square tables and really wanted a mix of round and square, but my florist talked me out of it. The square take up more room than the round and have a lot of empty, useless space on the corners that have to be bare. They said the space issue is why the rounds are most popular…we could have had 22 round or 28 square—also meaning more centerpieces too, and at $250 per table, that adds up pretty quickly, not to mention the square tables themselves were more expensive. If we went with the square they would have gotten more money from us, so I really trusted their experience and judgement and went with only round. 

    That said, our florist said she recommends square tables to brides who have a big room and want it to look more intimate or less cavernous. We were tight with space, so if you have enough room…go for it! 


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