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Wedding Table Ideas and Options- Choose the Right Shape Easily

Some wedding venues don't offer couples a choice of wedding table shapes. Perhaps the hall only owns square tables, or the space is only suitable for round wedding tables. In these situations, brides have it easy- because it's one less decision that they have to make. But many times, brides are faced with numerous options, and they need to develop definitive wedding table ideas and preferences, so that the room looks exactly how they want it to. Fortunately, this decision can be made using logic as well as a few personal preferences. The wedding experts at Wholesale Wedding Flowers offer these concise wedding table ideas to help cross this decision off your wedding to-do-list.

  1. Round Tables
    Round tables are ideal for most wedding venues from traditional wedding halls to outdoor weddings. Round wedding tables enable guests to speak freely to one another without feeling limited to speaking to those who are right next to them. To create an intimate ambiance, round tables that are 5 feet or smaller in diameter are ideal. Larger tables can accommodate more guests but may make it more difficult for people sitting across from each other to speak comfortably. Remember that large centerpieces on a round table can create an obstructed view that may bother the guests. Consider using low centerpieces, such as gerberas in a square glass vase, or lush hydrangeas in a fish-bowl style vase.
  2. Square Tables
    Among the most modern wedding table ideas are square tables that generally accommodate two guests per side, for a total of 8 guests. Square wedding tables complement a contemporary wedding motif and usually create a room feel for wedding guests, as there is no comfortable way to squeeze additional seats in at the table. Keep in mind that the large size of most square tables often makes it difficult for those sitting across from each other to engage in relaxed conversation. Choose square dishes for a chic finish, and use tea lights or votive candles to create a cozy atmosphere at the table.
  3. Oval Tables
    Looking for wedding reception table ideas that exude old-world elegance? Look no further than oval wedding tables, which are reminiscent of Renaissance dinners and regal affairs. In a spacious wedding venue, oval tables can be placed in rows of one, two or even three, and can make a sophisticated impact on any space. Enhance oval wedding tables with dramatic centerpieces such as rose and lily floral arrangements, displayed either in large glass vases or on antique pedestal stands.
  4. Rectangular Tables
    Rectangular wedding tables were traditionally reserved for the dais or the couple's table, rather than for the guests- but this is no longer the case. Rectangular tables can be joined to create long stretches, so that all guests feel the camaraderie and love of the event. Low, round centerpieces work well with this table configuration, as do rectangular centerpieces. One of the most useful wedding table ideas we've found is to arrange the tables in a U shape (if the space allows for it), so that the middle section can be used for toasts or presentations to the couple, and everyone can have a good seat.

No matter what shape of wedding table you choose, the right centerpieces, linens and guests will create a magical affair. But knowing what your options are is a great way to determine exactly how you want the room to look. We hope these wedding table ideas have helped to make your decision easier- but if you have any other comments or suggestions, we'd love to hear them!

 

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