extra table at reception? how many?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
6450 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Nope. We assigned tables so we only had as many as we needed per e seating plan. Are you assigning tables?

Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@mb0384:  I didn’t but I ended up having a few last minute no shows so it worked out.  Is is typical in your family for people to show up without RSVPing?  If so, how many generally will show up?  Otherwise, if you have no reason to expect a large number of additional guests then I wouldn’t add more than 1 extra table.  If more than that show, then they can stand and wait because they should have RSVP’d as requested by the invitation.

Post # 5
697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mb0384:  We have a vendor table for our two vendors (DJ and photographer), but with five extra seats in case we have “crashers.”

BTW, I think highly enough of our family and friends that it wouldn’t happen — but you never know!

Post # 7
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@mb0384:  Nope. Assigned seats and no flexibility here!

Post # 10
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think we had the exacat number of chairs, and 3 no-shows (so we ended up having three extra seats!)

Post # 11
498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Nope, we had assigned seating and had one seat for everyone person with no extras.

Post # 12
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Nope. We’re doing assigned seating.

Post # 13
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I was just at a wedding where there was no assigned seating, and thank goodness there were extra tables, because people were dragging chairs and tables around to make groups and such. Expect that.

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