- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I’m having a small wedding, about 50 guests (I invited 90, but that’s another story…).
I wasn’t going to do a seating chart, because with that many guests who mostly all know each other I’m sure everyone can figure it out. However, an issue arises with the tables: they come with the venue, and they are picnic tables. They cannot be removed, but I can bring other tables in. For space issues, I’d like to use as many picnic tables as possible because I’ll have to find a corner to “store” any unused tables in. I have a problem because I have a few guests who are elderly and would have a problem climbing in and out of picnic tables. To remedy this, I have rented a few banquet tables. I’m not sure how many I’ll actually need to use, but at a few bucks each, I wanted to have enough. With specific tables intended for specific guests, I’m figuring I’ll have to do a full seating chart.
This is fine, but I’m having a hard time with it, simply because the picnic tables (and 6′ banquet tables) each seat 6, which is an annoyingly small number. Since i’ll have nine tables, I thought I could make 3 rows of 3, but now one of the rows is coming up short and awkward on people (as in, people who don’t know each other but won’t fit at a table with people they do know, etc.). All of this is made even more difficult by the picnic versus banquet table issue.