Post # 1
We’re not doing a formal sit down dinner.
Heavy apps and a mashed potato bar at stations, and a half dozen light passed apps.
There will be tables and chairs to accomodate everyone though – so they can sit and eat if they want to.
I will have a chalkboard easel at the entrance – but I’m struggling to come up with a nice and/or funny and concise way to say:
-Sit where you’d like, or stand and mingle
-No assigned seats, the food will be out till 8 so just enjoy yourself and eat where and when you’d like to.
-No one here bites, sit with a stranger, make new friends.
Post # 3
Guests will figure out on their own that there is open seating so a sign isn’t necessary.
Post # 4
sure its not necessary, but it would be nice just in case. But the more important thing is to let people know they dont HAVE to go sit immediately after the cocktail hour, and that the food will be available for a couple of hours.
Post # 5
One on my pinterest:
“Come as you are. Stay as long as you can. We’re all family, so no seating plan.”
and “We’re all grown ups. Sit wherever you’d like.” obv, not if you have a bunch of kiddos!
Post # 6
the first one is cute!! thank you 🙂
Post # 7
@Roe: Love the first idea!!!
we are doing the same type of things at ours. We live on the North Shore of Massachusetts on the water and are having a beach wedding. Not many people of my fiance’s family have had real, fresh seafood before since they are all from Ohio. We asre planning a similar type eating arrangement with several different types of seafood from the area. we have been confused as to how we can do the seating because we dont like the idea of sitting at one set table. THANKS for the idea.
Post # 8
@Mrs.Ball: Haha! My FI’s family is from the midwest too… but they all make faces at me when I mention lobster, so, we’ll have to save that for another get together. I’m curious to hear how it goes, so don’t forget a recap 🙂
Post # 9
@Roe: That first one is on my pinterest board too. I think we’re going to use that one!