Monday, November 8, 2010

The Shape of Things

Since we’re having a sit-down dinner as part of wedding, we’re going to need some tables for our guests/all the glorious food/a place to put our pretty flowers. Our venue, like many other venues, uses standard tables that will be covered with tablecloths. Even standard tables come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

1. Round

Classic and versatile, round tables come in many sizes and can seat different numbers of people.

2. Square

Modern and stylish, yet they can make your seating chart harder to plan.

3. Long/banquet/royal seating

Elegant family style seating.

4. Rectangular

This shape combines the angles of the square and the flexibility of round tables.

5. Mix it up!

Mix tables of different shapes and sizes for a fun, eclectic look.

Our venue gave us recommended either round or long tables, which they refer to as Royal Style seating. This was a no brain-er for me and was decided on our first visit to the venue, before we had even signed the contract. I have a thing for long tables. They seem so elegant and unique (at least I’ve never been to a wedding with Royal Seating). I was secretly hoping whatever venue we picked would allow this type of seating and I am so pumped to have these tables at our wedding! I’m just not sure how we should plan the table numbers and escort cards when we only have three super long tables.

Here’s what our dining space looks like all decked out with long tables:

Yeah… it’s awesome, I’m so pumped!

BTWs, it’s good a thing that I love the long tables, because depending on our final numbers, that might be the only arrangement that allows everyone to have a seat!

What kind of tables/seating are you using?

1 comment:

  1. My fiance and I are so different in our style preferences and I am trying to accommodate the both of us. He likes modern with round tables and I like vintage with rectangle tables (but not royal family). I think I am going to mix it up and go some round and some rectangle...I don't know exactly how I'm gonna combine modern and vintage though :)