Weird to not have a table setting?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My FSIL had a casual lakeside wedding last summer, and because her ceremony and reception were under a tent in the same space she had everyone sitting at the tables through the ceremony. She also had a buffet, and plates/silverware/cups were all up at the buffet line. All she had on her tables were the centerpieces and favors at each place. It was totally cute and I didn’t think it looked odd at all. I would say if you’re worried about the tables looking “naked”, ask your caterers to set up a water glass and silverware at each seat. Much less for your guests to carry back from the buffet line, too!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Thats what we did.. we had buffet and left the tables empty except for the favors and the center pieces

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it would be easier for your guests if the silverware, napkin and glassware were at their tables. If you are concered about the empoty spot where the palte would go, you can have them place the napkins there.

I don’t like this napkin fold, but it is an example.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@steferz91:  I LOVED the wedding placemats I saw on pinterest! They didn’t work for us in the end, but there is SO much you can do with it (google for ideas) and it would be such a personal touch! Yes to the champagne at each place!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@steferz91:  It is difficult enough for most people to carry their own full plate back from the buffet, much less add a glass for lemonade or tea, and a champagne galss.

Have the caterer place the glasses at the tables as part of the place settings.

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