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Style Showdown: Round or Rectangle?

Sam, on December 4, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 145
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How is your reception space shaping up? Do you like the look of classic round tables at the reception, or are you all in on long rectangular tablescapes? Which table style gets your vote?


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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·

    Round! Then guests can talk to each other way easier, and its easier to walk around round tables!

  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
    I think round is better! Your guests can interact better.
  • C
    VIP January 2019
    Cassidy ·
    Same, round so guests can talk easier
  • Across The Stars
    Devoted October 2019
    Across The Stars ·
    Round! That's one daily life style choice I'm not switching up lol
  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
    Rectangular when possible! Love the intimate look & feel of farm tables together (and natural wood). We put three together for our DW of 15 guests.
  • Sam
    Master August 2024
    Sam ·
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    I think rectangular tables (especially when wooden) is very intimate as well!

  • Sam
    Master August 2024
    Sam ·
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    That's a great reason to choose round tables!

  • Larisa
    Devoted July 2019
    Larisa ·
    Round. I like the way they look better and I feel they’re more intimate to make it easier for guests to interact and not have to look down the table to talk to someone two or three seats away.
  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·

    I prefer round tables.

  • Dedicated October 2020
    Definitely round, I find it easier to maneuver through compared to walking up and down and squeezing through rectangular tables.
  • Brittney
    Savvy May 2020
    Brittney ·
    I prefer rectangles. I hate looking like I'm dancing trying to get from one spot to the next. No guessing when there's a straight line
  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
    I prefer round but my venue only has rectangle so that's what we'll have.
  • Sam
    Master August 2024
    Sam ·
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    That is such a good point! I never thought of that!

  • caitie-lyn
    Dedicated January 2020
    caitie-lyn ·

    Round. it is easier for all the guests at the table to communicate.

  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Brae ·
    I would love rectangular. Its just so pretty to me. But I'm having round because it comes with the venue and even though we could upgrade to rectangular, its not worth it to us.
  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·

    Round its just simpler logisticly

  • Brittney
    Savvy May 2020
    Brittney ·
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    I am so clumsy
  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
    I'd go with round but to help with space at our venue with have to go with rectangle!
  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
    We did a mix of both!
  • Alyssa
    Master December 2019
    Alyssa ·
    Love round table look

    was going to go rectangle but didn’t fit as well with ideas for “map” of floor layout and having each table representing a different place in Tolkien Middle Earth so we switched to round

    thought great hall hall style table setup would be cool but abandoned idea

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