Any professional florist knows that the design of your centerpieces should depend largely on the shape and size of the reception tables you've selected. But it pays for you to give the matter some thought, too, so that when you talk specifics with your florist you'll have an even better sense of your options (and be able to nail down a solid plan that much sooner). To show you the best way to proceed, we asked top floral designers for advice.

Round Dining Tables

Standard 60- and 72-inch round tables, which seat eight to 12 guests, are very popular, and therefore the most widely available option at reception sites. These round tables are both elegant and practical—great for maximizing your reception space, since you can comfortably fit more people around them than at rectangular or square tables.

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