(Closed) What shape for head table?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which layout would you choose?
    A- long table : (2 votes)
    10 %
    B- square-ish table : (18 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Im doing a squarish table, I think its more personal and everyone can talk to each other (when they are sitting) Just my taste I like sitting around a table seeing everyone.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee

    It’s much easier to converse with each other with the square table. The long table makes that impossible. Also, it will be easier to get in and out of the square table. Not everyone feels comfortable being on display and the square layout makes it less awkward, and guests really don’t care if the headtable is facing them or not.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

    Is there a reason you can’t split up the tables and have two head tables, both facing the other tables (then no backs are to the other tables)? I think I have seen this in other table set up sketches, both angled out like pacman.

    Post # 6
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    5762 posts
    Bee Keeper

    How about something like this instead? All your Bridal Party will be around you as a group.

    or even this way?

    long tables angled?

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have no clue, and I’m trying to come up with a plan myself for 10 adults and three high chairs at the head table – I just don’t see how I can make it work.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Ooh I love the square table! We were going to do the long one but I like this idea much better. We have 14 people at our table so I was really worried about space! We are also worried about facing our backs to anyone – our room is split right down the middle by the dance floor so we just have to pick a side

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    how about two 6 ft tables end to end, instead of one 8 ft and one 6 ft?

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m the lone voter for Option A! LOL! So basically I’d worry with Option B that conversation would be limited to the person on either side of you, there’s no WAY you could talk to the person across the table from you.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Wow, initially when I looked at the two drawings I was in favor of #1 but then I read your Pros/Cons and I do agree with you that it is a more unique layout and you are facing the whole room. I also think it will promote more conversation and make it easier for you to walk around.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @CorgiTales: That’s 5′ if the person is sitting crushed up against the edge of the table. I would count on 7′-8′ by the time you’re sitting back in your chair.

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