It's dorky, and even a tad snobby. Since mister and I fancy ourselves foodies, when we're dining out, we usually order two dishes we'd both like to try. Our meals arrive, and we taste our own first -- but quickly load a fork with a bite for each other to sample. We often end up passing our bread plates back and forth, filling and refilling them -- or we just swap entree dishes halfway through the meal. And if we're really enjoying the cuisine, we'll trade notes and attempt to guess any secret ingredients.
We never really even discussed the possibility of not having a sweetheart table. Mr. Bruschetta and I will attend most (hopefully all!) of our cocktail hour, and during this time, we'll make the rounds and greet our guests -- so we can spend our first married meal savoring each other's company, and the delicious dishes!
What about everyone else? Well, way back at the start of our planning, we found the F.U.E.L. House. And we realized we could go a bit crazy with the other tables! Since second floor (where we'll serve dinner) overlooks the entry and dance floor below, we opted to rent a variety of shapes, so everyone will encircle the wraparound balcony. (Floor plan courtesy of the F.U.E.L. House.)
We're mixing it up, combining 60" rounds with two banquet tables, each seating 12 people -- long-ish, but still small enough to maintain and intimate feel. Two family tables will sit closest to our sweetheart table; the banquet tables will run along the left and right sides of the space surrounding the atrium; and the remaining rounds will complete the circle. Each of these three "groups" of tables will have its own distinct centerpiece -- floral arrangements following along with our quaternary color scheme. I can't wait to see how it all comes together!
Do you prefer circular or long tables at a wedding reception? Which did (or will) you use?
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