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Top Tips for Planning Your Reception Tables

Your reception tables will play a big role in the overall atmosphere of your wedding day. There are various shapes and sizes for you to choose from, each option adding a unique touch to your reception area. The shape and size that you choose will depend on your specific wedding style and the space that you’ve chosen to have your reception in.

Below you’ll see photos that we’ve taken in various Mississippi wedding venues. We love each one that our brides chose for their special day!

Square or Rectangle Tables

These shapes are best for events that are taking place in unconventional areas such as under a tent or on a lawn and are a great way to create borders in your reception area. This doesn’t mean that you need to line them up perfectly either. Square or rectangle tables can be placed at different angles to create a unique look and feel. If you will be using this table shape, be sure to use an even number of chairs and quality linens to soften any edges.

Canebrake Country Club

*Canebrake Country Club in Hattiesburg, MS*

*Florals and design by After the Proposal Weddings and Events at the Great Southern Club in Gulfport*


Round Tables

Round tables are used most often for events because they work in just about any space. If you do want to make things more interesting though, try using a few tables of different sizes. Beautiful chairs, cutlery, linens, and flowers can really bring these classic tables to life. 

*Table and florals by Pine Hills Floral Design at Sacred Heart Center*

*Rentals from ABC Rentals at Sacred Heart Center*

Ocean Springs Community Center

*Table design and florals by After the Proposal Weddings & Events at the Walter Anderson Museum / Ocean Springs Civic Center*

Long Beach MS church wedding

*Florals by Pine Hills Floral Design at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Long Beach, MS*

*Rentals from ABC Rentals*

Oak Crest Mansion Pass Christian MS 0032 Kayce Stork Wedding Photography

*Florals by Pine Hills Floral Designs at Oak Crest Mansion in Pass Christian, MS*

*Rentals from Oak Crest Mansion*

Mississippi Wedding Photographers

*Florals by After the Proposal Weddings & Events at the Historic Grass Lawn*

*Rentals from SoHo Rentals and ABC Rentals*

*Florals by Leah Hopwood in Bowling Green, KY*

*Rentals from A La Occasions*


Florals from Pine Hills Floral Design at the Camellia. Specialty draping from Southern Event Productions*

Remember that while you need to choose the right table for your unique space, the tables act as a base for your reception area and can be used to create any style and atmosphere you want on your wedding day. 

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