(Closed) which table set up?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: which setup for 18 guests, all family, including b&g, in a 40x45 space?
    do one long empire type seating and keep the group together : (10 votes)
    50 %
    do three or so round tables close together and have a sweetheart table : (10 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    2958 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    @BeeG35:  I think people would have a bit of an easier time socializing at smaller tables.

    Post # 4
    1118 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would do the second one, at a long table you can only talk to/ see the people closest to you, but at a wedding you really want to be able to see the bride and groom. A sweetheart table would make that much easier!

    Post # 5
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    I think for 18 guests having everyone at one long table is the best idea. If you had a couple of tables I think it would look weird  more like a restaurant than a reception. Plus, if everyone is at one table, people won’t feel like they’re relegated to the b-list table.

    Post # 6
    12248 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it depends–if everyone knows everyone, I would do one long table! But if it’s groups (your family, his family, your friends, his friends), I would do small tables!

    Post # 8
    46404 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @BeeG35:  I would do one long table. I think it would look odd to have the bride and groom off by themselves when there are only three other tables.

    Post # 9
    1772 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    What if you did three tables of 8 ppl, which would leave 2 empty chairs at each table so the newlyweds could spend one course of the meal at each table? (This is my dream setup- having seats at differen tables)

    Post # 10
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Can you do a big harvest style table with bride and groom and the head?

    Post # 11
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think smaller tables will allow for better conversation.

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