Post # 1
My reception area is in the same villa as our ceremony, but it will be under a gorgeous covered pavilion. It measures roughly 40×45 feet. We have 18 attendees including bride and groom.
Should we seat every one together with bride and groom at two 8 ft tables end to end to unify the small number of guests together? Or group a few traditional round tables in the center and split the guests into groups and have bride and groom at a sweetheart table by ourselves?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
@BeeG35: I think people would have a bit of an easier time socializing at smaller tables.
Post # 4
I would do the second one, at a long table you can only talk to/ see the people closest to you, but at a wedding you really want to be able to see the bride and groom. A sweetheart table would make that much easier!
Post # 5
I think for 18 guests having everyone at one long table is the best idea. If you had a couple of tables I think it would look weird more like a restaurant than a reception. Plus, if everyone is at one table, people won’t feel like they’re relegated to the b-list table.
Post # 6
I think it depends–if everyone knows everyone, I would do one long table! But if it’s groups (your family, his family, your friends, his friends), I would do small tables!
Post # 7
Ill add a poll too.
Yes it is mostly FIs family making up the small guest number and we r all very close. The venue only has two 8 footers so if we get one more RSVP in (which I highly doubt, my date is wrong, by the way) we will not have a choice anymore.
Post # 8
@BeeG35: I would do one long table. I think it would look odd to have the bride and groom off by themselves when there are only three other tables.
Post # 9
What if you did three tables of 8 ppl, which would leave 2 empty chairs at each table so the newlyweds could spend one course of the meal at each table? (This is my dream setup- having seats at differen tables)
Post # 10
Can you do a big harvest style table with bride and groom and the head?
Post # 11
I think smaller tables will allow for better conversation.