(Closed) asking guests to move

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
5789 posts
Bee Keeper

What is the shape of the room? Isn’t there any other way to configure it so the most important tables get to stay put? Can the head table and family tables be flip-flopped and the back guest tables be moved for the dancing?

I don’t know what I would have done if my table or the MOG’s table disappeared as so many people came over to us to sit and chat about everything. We were up and down all night, but I can’t imagine having to have no real place to sit or to have to squeeze in at another table after dinner. Just throwing some thoughts out to you…

Post # 19
2017 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think you are right: I would ask my immediate family and bridal party to take the hit, rather than any of the other guests. Kind of like if I were hostess of a dinner party and I didn’t have enough food, I would go without and make sure the guests had plenty. I also think that just shifting some chairs so everyone has a new “home” will work out just fine.

Post # 21
34 posts

We will be removing tables also.  But I think we will keep the chairs and redistribute them around the room.  That way there are still places to pull up a chair and sit a bit. 

I also find that many people leave after cutting the cake, so those left behind to party will already have more space.  And by then people will be up mingleing and not so tied to a specific table.

Losing a table is not so bad if they still have room and a chair to sit on.

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