5 Inspirational Layout Designs for Your Wedding
Planning a wedding in the Pinterest Era is all about finding unique ways to set your wedding apart from all others. One way to do that is to select a wedding layout that is both unique and fabulous. Choosing the proper layout for your dinner or reception will have a significant impact on the flow and overall feel of your celebration. Your layout will let your guests know where it is appropriate to mingle, sit, eat or dance. For example, if you select a layout design that incorporates a dance floor, guests will feel more inclined to dance. If you include high boy tables in your layout for a cocktail hour or reception, guests will be more likely to stand and mingle. The customizable rooms at NOAH’S afford you the opportunity to design your layout in a variety of ways to guide your guests through your event and even put your own creative twist on the traditional table arrangement. You are probably wondering what your layout design could be! Fortunately, at NOAH’S we’ve had the privilege of being involved in many successful weddings and we have compiled the unique layout designs that we know work best and will help set your wedding apart from the rest! Take a look at our five favorite layout designs!
1. Classic Rounds
This is the most commonly used layout for weddings. The rounds are situated evenly around the room in a U-shape if you would like a dance floor, or the tables can completely fill the room without a dance floor. You can also place high boy tables in the center of the rounds where the dance floor would be. This gives your guests the option to either sit or stand and could also serve as a place for your cocktail hour in between the ceremony and reception. These high boys can be removed by NOAH’S staff at any point in the evening if you wish to open up the center area for dancing. A head table, sweetheart table, or stage typically serves as the focal point for this layout.
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2. Rounds & Banquets
This layout puts a modern twist on the classic reception layout. The combination of rectangular banquet tables and round tables helps break up the room and adds variety to the table settings and floral arrangements. This layout works well with or without a dance floor and can be an effective use of space for large guest counts.
3. The X Layout
The X Layout is a is a unique layout option that provides a more elegant and intimate setting than the traditional layouts. A round table located at the center of the room serves as the focal point for the layout. There you can place a large floral arrangement or hang a chandelier over the center for a more dramatic look. Four long banquets extend out diagonally from the center table towards the corners of the room. For additional seating (or to add a separate head table) you can add rounds or short banquet tables between the long sections of banquet tables.
4. Sunburst Layout
The Sunburst Layout is a fun twist on the X Layout. It is a unique layout that primarily makes use of banquet tables. There is also plenty of room for a bar or dance floor between the banquet tables that extend from the center. The round table in the middle of the room serves as the head table and allows the bride, groom and select others to be the focal point of the room.
5. Long Banquets
The Long Banquets layout is a simple, chic and very formal table arrangement that is perfect for a formal dinner or elegant reception. The long tables allow for long tablescapes that often consist of a long table runner, short flower arrangements, candles, and elegant table settings. The long tables are placed perpendicular to the head table and can extend from one end of the room to the other. If you want to use this layout and still have a dance floor, you can create a dancing space anywhere you’d like by shortening one of the tables.