Help me with my swetheart table placement, odd shaped venue

posted 2 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which layout do you like better?
    Layout A. Sweetheart table near center of all rooms. : (3 votes)
    43 %
    Layout B Sweetheart table towards the back of one room. : (0 votes)
    Neither: Explain a different suggestion. : (4 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 2
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    1119 posts
    Bumble bee

    Could you have more than one and have a different course at each one?

    Post # 3
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    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I suggest you flip the cake table with the sweetheart table as shown:

     

    Post # 5
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    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Footballwife:  Why do you have to put the parents upfront near the WP at the reception? I have never seen that placement before in my neck of the woods. If you placed the parents directly across the room, your SH table could go where their long table is. Parents aren’t WP but I can understand that they are guests of honor, as are all of your guests. I say, move the parents.

    Post # 7
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    42546 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Footballwife:  In both of your options there are tables that would not be able to see you at all. It will be very hard for them to feel part of the wedding when they have no idea what is going on. Those guests are likely to feel like second class guests. I think the suggestion of the pp to switch the sweetheart and guest tables is a better choice.

    Another alternative would be to slide all the tables on the right in your first diagram onto the dance floor. All of your guests would be able to see you, and the tables can easily be moved to the right when you need the dance floor. It would feel like you were all attending the same wedding.

    Post # 9
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    42546 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Footballwife:  Banquet rooms move tables all the time. I do a lot of volunteer work with charities. We just move the chairs, move the centerpieces, candles etc off the joints, lift the cloth so we can get one person on each end, move the tables, replace all the above. Each table can be moved in less than two minutes.

    I realize that it is problematic to get a venue you like within your budget, but to have tables placed where the guests cannot even see the people making speeches or toasts, will have them disinterested and chatting amongst themselves.

    Post # 11
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    42546 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Footballwife:  I never said it was a banquet hall. I used that as an example that it is in fact ,easily done.

    Which is ruder? Moving tables? Or, choosing a setup where your invited guests can’t see the couple, or  anyone making speeches or toasts?

    Clearly you have already made your decision that you are not bothered by that.

    How will you decide who gets seated at the Siberia tables?

     

    Post # 12
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    1205 posts
    Bumble bee

    cpick:  I think this is the best suggestion.

    I would feel a bit dejected as one of the guests that couldn’t see you or the speeches. But it was obviously important for you to invite them, so I’m sure they’ll understand difficulties with the venue shape. 

    Either way, I’d make sure you scoffed your food and were up and mingling more often than not! 

     

    Post # 15
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    980 posts
    Busy bee

    Yikes seems like an awkward venue. I’d go with A but move the cake and speeches to the dance floor so they are more central/easily visible. 

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