(Closed) Brainstorming Logistics: Lots of guests. Small budget. Mounting panic.

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Member
2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

what if you do all tables on the 2nd floor and then just a head table as well as some high bar type tables by the food stations downstairs.

that way people who want/need to sit can but the rest of the people can dance, hang out, talk, go by the bar, etc I think that as long as you don’t have a sit down dinner you don’t need a seat for every single person (though you need to assess your crowd)

I think that if you are having alcohol you have to be careful with food bc lots of drink on an empty stomach is not a good wedding situation. But that doesn’t mean you have to have super fancy sit down dinner w seats for every one

 

if you did more of an afternoon thing then you could always just have a fabilous afterparty but you would need to be discrete and not let it get out – the other plus is afternoon reception could be bbq which is affordable for a lot of people

 

Post # 4
Member
2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

and about the chairs… yes have some family (any teen boy cousins?) bring about half the chairs back to use at the tables upstairs sorry!

Post # 6
Member
2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

if the main floor is clear you can always have the ceremony in there….  maybe make yourself some sort of backdrop/arbor/focal piece/alter type thing to get married in front of and make an aisle with some plants/ flowers

Post # 7
Member
2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

edit… I didn’t read and though you needed the a space for the ceremony there but you already said nice outside space – i guess the open main floor is your rain plan?

Post # 9
Member
7728 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@noviadespistada:  I think I could have tables outside for seating and some upstairs… and leave the main area more open for people to get their food, mingle, dance, etc. I like the idea of the tall bar tables…

I think that idea could work, and then perhaps set up lots of munchie food plus desserts, perhaps plenty of cheese and cracker platters, pretzels, fruit salad, a variety of chips, and then desserts on cake towers-served in little bit sized pieces.  If you have a Costco check to see if they have frozen creampuffs in boxes of #110.  Add bite-sized cake squares (chocolate, vanilla, carrot?) and brownies, macaroons.

The topic ‘Brainstorming Logistics: Lots of guests. Small budget. Mounting panic.’ is closed to new replies.

Get our weekly roundup of the best of Weddingbee.
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

Find Amazing Vendors