Round Tables Vs Banquet Tables for your Wedding Day

Sept 19, 2020

It’s a big decision and one that many of our couples are making when planning their wedding reception for 2021 and 2022. This week we’re putting the two options head to head and discussing ways in which you can style both round tables and banquet tables for an impactful yet sociable atmosphere.

Banquet dining is fast becoming a popular choice, particular for the more intimate, micro-wedding celebrations with 30-50 guests. On the other hand, some couples prefer the layout and flow that using round tables can offer for their wedding breakfast.

Round Tables – What to consider for your table decor

– Depending on what size tables your venue uses, on average you’ll be looking to seat 8-10 guests comfortably per table providing social distancing is not in place at the time of your wedding.

– Floor length cloths are a must in order to cover those unsightly table legs and give a really clean, elegant base layer to your table decor.

– Depending on how many tables you’ll be using, you might want to consider opting for two different centrepiece designs that can be alternated across the room. Working with two varying heights is particularly effective or creating one design that is more floral focused with the second design being more heavily candlelight led is also another great way of adding depth to your styling.

– Round tables mean table numbers or table names are needed so think about how you want to display these and incorporate them into your table decor without imposing on the centrepiece.

– Pick centrepieces where the bulk of the arrangement is not eye at level! This is one of the most common mistakes people make and your guests won’t thank you for it!

Banquet Tables – How to style banquet dining

– This design is made up of trestle tables linked together to form one long table and most often has guests sitting opposite each other where space allows.

– A very linear look, this style of dining looks very striking when completed with contrasting coloured napkins falling just below the table edge and layered with glass charger plates, menu cards, place cards and edible favours.

– When it comes to the centrepiece, you could opt for one long foliage garland or floral runner that extends the full length of the table with candlelight interspersed at higher levels.

– Alternatively you may want to focus on accessories. Repetition of candle holders, tea light votives, bud vases of florals and larger arrangements of florals look super stylish!

– When it comes to the positioning of the table, look out for feature focal points in the room that would provide a fantastic backdrop such as a candlelit staircase or style out the foot of the table to welcome guests as they approach the table.


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