Wedding Tables 101: The Most Important Things to Know

Wedding Table
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If you are a future bride or groom, you want to make sure everything about your wedding is truly beautiful. In the end, this is a completely unique day in your life, so it makes sense that you want to create a very special event.  Every detail can make a huge difference – and your wedding tables will be a large component of your reception, both visually and functionally.   What are some of the most important things to know about wedding tables?  

·         Round tables are very popular. They have been a popular choice for several years. If you prefer grouping guests in smaller clusters, and if you prefer the versatility of a smaller table, this is the shape to go with.  

·         Square tables give a sense of intimacy. There is something about a square table that makes them special and quite easy to incorporate in an intimate wedding.  This type of wedding table tends to be more suitable for urban chic weddings too, precisely because they give a sense of geometry that looks sharp. 

·         Long tables. There are several types of long tables, each with its own preferred “destination”. Some of them are great for outdoor weddings, others are great for elegant indoor weddings. The ones that are slightly shorter and made from simple wood are usually best for rustic chic weddings. And the serpentine ones are a great choice if you want to create a sense of familiarity. 

·         Mix and matching. You don’t have to settle on just one type of table, either. If you want to create an eclectic look for your wedding, you can always mix and match different types of tables – it will give your wedding a sense of uniqueness, creating the kind of ambiance that feels close to your personality and love story! For example, this wedding mixed curved and rectangular tables, while this one mixed rectangular and round ones) ·         Sweetheart tables. Some couples choose to have special separate tables – for themselves only or for themselves and their wedding parties. If you feel that a separate table will isolate you from the rest of the guests too much, it is probably easier if you just seat yourselves at one of the other tables in the room.  

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  • Tyler Johnson

    December 3, 2019 at 11:06 am

    I like the idea of having multiple types of tables. I would think that would be perfect for small friend groups, or a large amount of family. When my fiancee and I get married, I’ll have to look into getting several types of tables so that everyone can get what they want when it comes to seating.

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