Post # 1
Wedding is a month away and it’s time to start working on those table assignments for the reception dinner. I love our wedding venue but we’ve run into a little issue. To accommodate all of our guests we are going to have to place 5 or 6 tables (50-60 guests) upstairs in the loft area. I’m not thrilled at all about this idea.
I don’t want to offend or upset anyone for assigning them an upstairs table. Plus, we are doing buffett style which means guests will have to walk up a curved marble staircase with their plates and drinks. Everything…food, bar, dance floor, etc is downstairs.
What’s the best way to handle this situation? I was thinking maybe the groom and I should eat upstairs as well.
Post # 3
Oh, this is a tough one. My mom recently went to the wedding where they were seated in a room attached to the main room with big open French doors, but still a separate room, and she mentioned a lot of grumbling about being stuffed in the back.
I’d suggest maybe putting your friends and younger people upstairs to eat, since they’ll have the easiest time with the stairs?
Post # 4
we have this issue too–plan on handling it by seating half upstairs & half downstairs even though we could fit MOST people downstairs.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. I’m bummed that my guest list got so out of control. I hate to do this to anybody. Damn my fiance and his big extended family. I guess I’ll stick all the younger folks upstairs and try to give everybody a heads up about it… 🙁