- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
Bees, I SO need your help!!
Our reception venue holds a max of 100 people seated for a served meal, 200 max for a stand-up, cocktail-type reception.
We invited everyone we wanted to rather than restrict our invite list to ensure we had no more than 100 people, knowing that it was possible more than 100 would attend, and decided if that happened we’d go with the “cocktail reception” instead of the served meal.
We’re still awaiting quite a few RSVPs, but we’re already at 130! I think it’s safe to assume we’ll have at least 160 people. We’re both so thrilled (and flattered!) that so many people are making the trip to be with us.
I will admit that I am a bit of a worrier. I really, really want people to enjoy themselves. I want to do everything we can (afford!) to make sure everyone has a good time and that they enjoy themselves.
So here’s the problem: I really don’t like the idea of people not being able to sit down! But what do we do? Would it be better to squeeze as many tables and chairs into the room as possible, so as many people as possible can sit down? We’d probably be able to fit enough for 110 people, but the room would be quite crowded.
Or do we put in some tables and chairs (maybe enough for 60 – 75) and rent tall tables for people to lay drinks and stand around at the outer part of the room?
Or should we just go with tall tables and only have chairs around the outer part of the room?
I’m so torn and would really love some feedback. If it helps to know, the food will all have to be “finger food” (ie. no cutlery required), there will be a few speeches and then the traditional dances, one “game” (no bouquet toss or anything), then the party will start (so most tables, if any, will be taken out to make room for dancing!). The reception starts at 7 pm, and for those who will stay all night, it’ll go ’til 1 am.
Thanks in advance Bees. You’re the best 🙂