Guide to Wedding Reception Tables

The wedding reception is the part that most of your guests will remember, as it is the longest part of your special day! Having a solid wedding reception table layout is crucial for creating a great atmosphere for an enjoyable night!


There are so many options to choose from in regards to table shape options. However, do not forget to take into consideration guest count as well as your venue’s size and floor plan. What may look good in theory does not always translate well due to external factors — so get advice from your venue coordinator, event planner, etc., ahead of time before making any official decisions.


Round tables:

These are the most popular wedding reception tables — and for good reason. They fit any room style and décor. Round tables fit all guest sizes and there will be no problem finding linens for these tables!

Round tables are a great choice for family-seating arrangements and allows your guests to converse with each other fluidly. There is also a good amount of space for chargers as well as standard table decorations and centerpieces!


Rectangular tables:

Rectangular tables, also known as banquet tables, are a classic staple similar to round table set ups. Rectangular tables create a more extravagant atmosphere and can seat large groups of people at a time, even with chargers and big decorations. 

Rectangular tables require a bit more planning when deciding who will sit where, as the people your guests can speak to is more limited as opposed to if they were seated at a round table.


Square tables:

Square tables are similar to circular tables in the way that it provides a large surface area and fluid conversing space for your guests. However, square tables are often larger, meaning you can add elaborate centerpieces or bigger floral arrangements. 


Square tables are often a rarity, so before you include this table in your wedding-day mood board, make sure your venue or rental company carries them!


Sweetheart table:

Sweetheart tables have seen an uptick in popularity as more and more couples are looking to spend a moment of peace together on their special day. These tables come in a variety of sizes, but it is small enough to seat two people. The couple is often seated at the sweetheart table a reasonable distance away from the guests.


Some couples transform the sweetheart concept into a head table where the couples closest family and friends sit.

Please note that not all venues or rental companies will have certain tables or sizes that accommodate your wishes. Be sure to talk to your vendor or planner in terms of your vision and how you want it to come to life!


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The Ultimate Napkin Fold List

With our new stock of gauze napkins in three different colours — terracotta, dusty rose, and dusty blue —  this post will tell you exactly how to style these napkins, particularly dusty rose, for a charming, rustic style wedding (which is the MOMENT right now!). In event decor, the way you fold your napkin can completely change the guests’ experience as well as the entire vibe of your function. This article will explore 6 different ways to fold napkins, so you can choose the most perfect one for your event!

The first way you can style a napkin is the “top knot”. This unique fold gives off a rustic feel and is more creative compared to its more popular counterparts. Simply just knot the top of the napkin and voila — you have a simple napkin fold for your guests.

Secondly, we have the “basic fold”. Similar to the “classic fold”, the basic fold is made by folding the napkin into a rectangle and placing it anywhere on the plate. This variation has a longer rectangle fold under the plate, so it is still visible but doesn’t obscure possible name tag or menu placements.

The “pocket” is a fold where there is a slot left in the middle of the napkin. This flap leaves an opening for you to place the menu or any other decorative stationary! This fold looks impressive and will be sure to impress your guests.

This one isn’t much of a fold, but it involves more decoration! Simply push the napkin through a napkin ring of your choice and fluff out the edges how you desire. This will be sure to elevate your plate set-up and absolutely stun your guests! This fold also provides more opportunity to accent your table decor and intertwine all elements with your theme.

Then, we have the “classic knot” fold. This fold is timeless and goes with absolutely every setting to provide a fresh feel to your table set up. To do this fold, simply just knot the middle of the napkin and place the ends in any desired position!

Please note that not all venues or caterers will set up these napkin folds for you. Be sure to talk to your vendor or planner in terms of your vision and how you want it to come to life!

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