(Closed) Which do you prefer: Round or Long Tables

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which table arrangement do you prefer?
    Round : (31 votes)
    57 %
    Long : (20 votes)
    37 %
    Other (explain) : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Round is definitely my idea of a good social setting, people can talk to each other easily and mingle easily and find their seats easily cos the tables are separated and numbered. Having long tables makes it a bit hard to talk to everyone,your kinda stuck with the people siting directly opposite and to the sides. 

    Post # 4
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I personally love long family style with people sitting across from one another.  I feel separated at a round table. 

    Post # 5
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I wish we could have had long tables, but it just wasn’t in the budget I love them

    Post # 6
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    1569 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I’m a fan of round, as long as they’re small. The larger round tables have the same problem I encounter at long tables – you can only really speak to the person on either side of you. Long tables make me think of cafeterias, and in my experience are a lot more crowded with less space to pull your chair in and out and move your elbows around.

    Post # 7
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    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    With our quest list I prefer the round tables, it gives me the ability to seperate our diverse groups easily to avoid issues.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I completely agree that the larger round tables have the same challenges as long tables.  I like 8 person max rounds or 8 person max long tables myself.  Both allow you to see and talk to everyone just fine.

    Post # 9
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    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I chose round, but if I were to have had it my way, I would’ve gotten square tables for my venue. Unfortunately, no one around here has extra money to rent square tables.

    Post # 10
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i love long tables. it feels more like a family gathering that way imo.

    Post # 12
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    759 posts
    Busy bee

    I actually like the look of both, it just depends on the venue. Sometimes, to me, round tables make the room look cluttered whereas the rectangular tables streamline the look more. But again it all depends on the layout and look of the venue.

    As a guest I like round because you get more elbow room. I feel I socialize with just as many people at a rectangular table as I do a round.  Usually 5 to 7 people  at a round, and about  5-6 people at a rectangular if you count everyone within immediate “talking distance”.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I personally love the look of rectangular or square tables rather than round tables. However, I think that round tables are more convenient for socializing. Just make sure that your centerpieces don’t hinder the conversation lol.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like the feel (social aspect) of round tables but I prefer the look of long tables

    Post # 16
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    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I chose other since we’re doing round tables for guests and we’re having a “feasting” table for us & the Bridal party (& spouses if applicable). So, I guess kind of a combination.

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