Take a Seat

When we booked our reception venue, I assumed we would have round tables.


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But throughout the wedding-planning process, I’ve fallen in love with long banquet tables.

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Mr. T prefers round tables and I agree that they’re more practical in the space, but maybe we could mix and match the two?


Image via Elizabeth Anne Designs / Photo by Mark Brooke

What kind of tables do you prefer?


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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:59 pm

    Our venue only has round tables (which are free). So we’re going to make it work. The venue space is also a circle, so it works.

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    swedishpancake 106 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:36 pm

    I really love long tables, but I guess I’ve never been to a wedding with them so I have no idea how they’d work out. They are gorgeous, though!

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    KellyLouise 959 posts, Busy bee @ 8:29 pm

    I’ve been to a few weddings and round were definitely better for socialising. Long tables may look nicer but I think your guests would be happier at a social table rather than a really pretty one. We have to have long table but would definitely prefer to have round.

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    coyote 2051 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:46 pm

    I do love how long banquet tables look, but I feel like conversation is so difficult! I always end up stuck talking to myself when groups on either side of me are engrossed in conversations. 🙁 I’m sure the same happens at round tables, but it just seems different to me for some reason!

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:59 am

    Diggin’ the long tables! They are just so pretty!

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    Zusie 937 posts, Busy bee @ 11:39 am

    I don’t understand the argument that banquet tables mean that half the people have their backs to x,y,z at a round table about half of the people still have to turn around.

    I’m going with a mixture because I don’t want a sweetheart table and I don’t like rounds larger than 60 in. the wedding party and their dates will need a larger table. Also the way our guest list is grouped it just works out better for us.

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:11 pm

    I have to be honest, I’m so happy I don’t have to worry about this aspect too much!! We’re doing a cocktail style reception.. so it’ll be a few rounds reserved for family and such, but then just a lot of high tops and no place settings! I’ll just ogle over all your inspiration pictures since they are all just so pretty!!

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