If you’re getting married at an all-inclusive reception venue, you may not have much of a pick when it comes to your guest table choice. However, as you begin working on your reception layout, keep in mind that you have a choice of various table selections if the venue permits. Additional to rounds, the use of oval, rectangle, or square can be utilized. For each table, there are pros and cons.
The Classic Round
This is the most traditional choice. If you want your wedding to have a timeless, classic, or traditional feel, this is the way to go. Guests can easily have cross-table conversations as well as conversations with the people sitting right next to them. Finding round tables and linens are extremely easy finds and you will have a wide variety of linen choices.
The Odd Oval
These also have a traditional feel without feeling as expected as round. Guests can still easily talk to the people right next to them and right across from them, though guests on opposite ends of the table won’t get to chat much.
You probably want to use a couple small centerpieces instead of one large, which is typically used on a round.
One downside: Oval-shaped tables and linens aren’t as easy to find as others.
For this table selection, guest conversation opportunities are limited. People at opposite ends would have to speak loudly to engage in conversation, while guests right next to and across from each other will have no trouble engaging with each other. The straight edges modernize these tables. They’re also good to use if you're short on space. Connecting many rectangular tables to make just a few super-long ones can look very modern, cool, and different.
When using a rectangular, you want to use various centerpieces to spread down the table.
I’m currently in love with square tables! This is your most modern choice, and photography shots of rooms with square tables always look awesome. It has the best of all the worlds. Guests can easily talk to everyone else at the table. It’s pretty easy to fit many in a room to maximize the space. Linen for square tables are also an easy find.
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