- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
Okay, bees, THIS latest decision is driving me nuts. Wedding is June 12th. You’d think we’d have figured this out by now; probably my fault as much as the caterer who has me running on ice (hehe). Okay. The ceremony/reception is at a wide-open penthouse loft in new york city, gleaming wood floors, floor-to-ceiling french windows all around, big views of the city, empire state, new york harbor and lady liberty — the whole nine yards–plus a huge outdoor terrace. the place screams unconventional (for a wedding), but they have dozens there each year of course and we flipped for the place. SO, there’s this “tapas-style” dinner thingie or “floating dinner” that’s the latest apparently (“buffet” is now a dirty word in the business). We’ve got about 80 guests and only half or so will be able to sit at any one time with this kind of service, well a little more than half. Food, and lots and lots of it, gets passed all night, starts light and gets heavier like a real dinner, and there’d be a few food “stations” around. IF we do it this way. And this way, the room, the windows, all flowy and everybody gets to move around. That’s if people do move around rather than try to plunk down like musical chairs and grab the few available tables and seats (which my Fiance informed me last night his family would definitely do)! Oh and there’d also be this roomy dance floor smack in the middle of the space. Lovely. Great DJ in booth above. Then there’s the seated dinner, like I bet most of you are having (which secretly I want; who doesn’t want to treat their guests to this if they could)? BUT, this crowds the space and bunches lots of tables pretty close together and makes the available dance floor space smaller … WHICH WAY SHOULD WE GO? BOTH ABOUT THE SAME PRICE, BELIEVE IT OR NOT… anybody have any experience with this tapas-style dinner thing? (oh, it doesn’t mean the food is tapas; it’s just a style of service).