How much seating?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
30304 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@pilbarabride:  I don’t know, I know I’m not older than 40 by any means, but I still appreciate a chair from time to time.  I personally would still provide chairs for people.

Post # 4
Member
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve never seen seating provided at a cocktail hour.  However, due to this, I am providing seating because I too would appreciate a seat.  We have 80 guests and are providing 2 small tables with 12 seats total.  We also have 2 highboys.  It’s not seating for everyone, but I am thinking enough for the elder guests and people will come and go from tables.

Post # 5
Member
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@pengoala:  +1. I’m only 23 and I perfer a chair to atleast be available if I’d like to sit and talk to someone rather than being forced to stand

Post # 6
Member
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

A chair for every butt!  I am not old, but I wouldn’t like to stand in heels, balancing my purse, a plate of food, a drink, and my camera with no place to put my stuff.  Old people will need to sit (obviously) but so will people who are pregnant, wearing high heels, have an injury, don’t feel well, or just don’t want to stand all night.

Post # 7
Member
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

Absolutely a chair for every butt!  When there is limited seating, those who have chairs guard them and don’t mingle for fear of losing their seat.  Seen that happen more than once!  Please – make sure everyone is comfortable and has a “home” to put their stuff when they are dancing.

Post # 8
Member
2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

+1 to what PPs said. I am 25 and I wouldn’t stay long at all if I had to stand. Are you having seating for the ceremony? If you are on a tight budget I would suggest using the same seats for the ceremony for the reception.

Post # 9
Member
7070 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are you still having a DJ/dancing/etc? I would say a chair for every person.

 

Post # 11
Member
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

I really think this is going to have the opposite effect you are hoping for.  People are going to guard their chairs so they don’t lose them to others who would like to sit down.  People don’t need a lack of chairs to mingle – if they want to they will.  If they risk losing that chair, they won’t move.  I.have.seen.this.happen.more.than.once.

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