When having a wedding, you need a variety of tables to make the event a success. Since it’s absurd and expensive to buy all the necessary tables, you should visit your local table and chair rentals and place your order.
There are many types of wedding tables you can rent from the rental companies with the most common ones being:
The head table
This is often a rectangular table that you place on a riser. While it’s great to have this table, the problem is that sitting at this table is impractical as most of the guests won’t sit next to their plus-ones. You also won’t be able to maintain a conversation with more than two people on either side.
If you don’t mind the challenges that come with the table, you can still go for the head table but if you want more, consider going for a smaller sweetheart table. This is a small round, square or serpentine table that allows you and your loved one the much-needed alone time. The table also allows your wedding party to socialize with the guests.
The check-in table
From its name, this is a table that you place for your guests to check-in and claim their name cards. You can rent a rectangular or square table, but you should ensure that the table matches the event’s theme.
If having a modern event, choose a rectangular table that will allow you to arrange the cards in straight rows and columns. If, on the other hand, you are having a vintage wedding, rent a round table that allows you to arrange the cards in a fancy semicircle.
The cake table
This is where you place the cake and the best table to rent for the work is a round table. The wedding cake is one of the most expensive and significant parts of the wedding so you should place it at a place where everyone can see it and marvel at its beauty.
If you have a smaller cake, display it on a highboy table. The extra height of the table will make the cake dazzle, compensating for its size.
This is the table where your guests place their gifts. Unlike the cake table that you want everyone to see, tuck the gift table in a corner, so it’s not in the way. You should note that while the table shouldn’t be on display, it shouldn’t be in a place where people can’t easily access it.
A good strategy is to have a special place dedicated to the table where people can easily access it, move around, and place their gifts.
The best table to use as a gift table is a rectangular or small round table that you can easily slide flush against the wall.
To encourage regular visitors, add framed engagement pictures or candy jars to the table.
A wedding is incomplete without food so you will need food tables for your event. The number of tables you need depends on the number of guests you will be hosting. Obviously, if hosting many people, you need several tables, but if you are having a small intimate event, you can even get away with one large food table.
When it comes to the type of table you should rent, this depends on the wedding theme. For example, if you have a formal event, have several round tables, but if you have an informal event and are serving your meals buffet style, you can have one large rectangular table.
Kids’ activity table
Are you going to be having many kids in your wedding? You should have a kids’ activity table. As you can guess, this is where the kids attending the event will sit. Of course, the table should be shorter than the other tables for the kids to easily reach them and be comfortable.
Kids are known to be playful and often hit tables, so ensure the kids’ table is made from high-quality material such as wood. Don’t rent a glass table from event rentals Rockland NY and use it as a kids’ table as it will break from the constant banging.
To have better control of the kids, hire a babysitter to supervise the kids.