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Find the Perfect Tables for your Wedding Reception Today

One of the great benefits of having a marquee wedding is that you can be in complete control over the
look and design of your reception venue. From floor to ceiling, you call all the shots for a unique venue
that reflects your personalities and taste. One surprisingly important part of this is choosing the shape of
the tables at your reception. Each shape of table offers its own range of benefits, and depending on
what type of wedding reception you want, some may work better than others.

Here at Wings Events, we’ve worked with hundreds of happy couples to plan their wedding marquees,
including tables and we know there’s no single right answer.

Round tables

If you want a timeless feel to your wedding reception, round tables are the classic choice. Provided you
choose centrepieces that aren’t too tall or wide, round tables are excellent for ensuring that your guests
can easily talk each other across the table, as well as the people immediately next to them.

If you like the idea of round tables, but want to get away from the traditional feel, you can choose to
have a selection of larger and smaller tables for your guests. As well as providing the atmosphere you
want, it means that you don’t have to perfectly divide your guest list into groups of 10, and gives you
more control ensuring your guests are sat with people they know and feel comfortable around.

The one downside to round tables is that they take up a lot of room compared to other options,
meaning that you’ll most likely need to book a bigger marquee. Either way, your marquee company
should happily work with you to ensure you have plenty of space, regardless of your table shapes.

Rectangular/trestle tables

Rectangular trestle tables offer a more modern feel to your wedding marquee, although they’re also
popular for whimsical, vintage and retro wedding themes as well. By joining trestle tables for a banquet-
style layout, you can create a very regal and majestic look, especially with a series of low-height
centrepieces running down the length of the tables. Trestle tables are a great option if you’d like to save
space, as you can fit more guests around the tables, making them the ideal solution if you’re working
with a smaller budget.

The one downside to rectangular tables, especially if you do decide to arrange them in a banquet style,
is that your guests can only really talk to the people either side of them and opposite them. This means
you’d probably have to consider your seating plan carefully to ensure that everyone can have a good
conversation over dinner.

Here at Wings Events, we have a wide range of round and trestle tables for you to choose from and our
professional and friendly team will work with you to help you choose the best type of table for your
wedding reception. However you decide to design your marquee, you can relax know the team at Wings
Events is here to help.
For more information about the types of table you can hire for your wedding reception, call us today on
01604 217 827 or contact us online.

How To Guarantee The Perfect Wedding, Despite The Weather

Every soon-to-be-married couple wants their wedding day to be perfect. But the truth is that some variables are simply out of your control. You can choose the venue, the wedding planner, the photographer, the caterer and more. You can even choose the season in which you get married. But there’s no way to guarantee how the skies will behave on your special day.

If you’re planning a wedding in Northampton, you don’t have to resign yourself to suffering through the whims of the weather. Here are some tips for making the most of the weather from the events experts at Wings Events:

1. Have a Back-Up Plan

This is the number-one rule of arranging a weather-proof wedding. If any portion of your celebration is scheduled to take place outside (or could otherwise be affected by inclement weather), you’ll be glad you have a back-up in place should bad weather strike.

In addition to having a contingency plan, it’s also helpful to include ‘rain cards’ with your invitations. These ensure that every guest who has been invited also knows what the alternative plan is. Finally, as long as your wedding isn’t too large of an affair, you might consider setting up a team that you can notify in case plans change. That team can then relay the new plans to those they’re responsible for notifying.

2. Work Some Extra Time into the Schedule

This is a good idea regardless of weather conditions. Working some extra time into your wedding-day schedule ensures that you’ll be able to keep up as unexpected complications arise. And in the event that severe weather creates dangerous driving conditions, your guests will also be able to drive safely (and slowly) from the ceremony to the reception.

3. Equip Your Guests for the Weather

This is particularly important if you’ll be exchanging vows outdoors. Stock up on extra umbrellas and place them around the guest area so that those who didn’t bring one of their own can still stay dry. You could also go beyond umbrellas and invest in a few extra pairs of wellies of various sizes.

4. Select a Venue with Indoor and Outdoor Space

Selecting a wedding venue with viable indoor and outdoor space is a great way to ensure that you’re ready for whatever the weather throws at you. If an unexpected rainstorm forces everyone inside, you can easily salvage the ceremony with an adjoining indoor space.

Just make sure that the indoor component of your wedding venue is still a place you would like to conduct the ceremony in. You don’t want to find yourself surrendering to a cramped indoor space because it is your only option. Instead, make this a vetting point in the venues you consider early in the planning process.

5. Hire a Photographer with Rainy-Day Experience 

Some photographers are better at coping with less-than-ideal weather than others. When you’re shopping around for wedding photographers, have a look at their portfolio for examples of past work they’ve done in inclement weather.

If you’re planning a wedding in Northampton, the team of marquee erectors at Wings Events can assist. Contact us to learn more.