Post # 1
So not to long ago I posted a post about my growing guest list thanks to my mom. Well now I about 100 people coming to the wedding and the venue can only fit 100 people for a cocktail reception or 80 for a seated reception. I’m having a cocktail reception, but EVERYONE is talking about having a table which OBVIOUSLY is not going to happen. I already have to rent 20 more chairs to make sure that everyone has a place to sit but seriously WHAT am I going to do. It’s even more crazy because the Ceremony and The Reception is in the same place so I have NO IDEA as to what to do.. SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE.. I’m going nuts. And of course everyone want’s to put in
This is the venue
Post # 3
Your venue is very pretty. As long as everyone has a seat, they should be fine without tables.
Post # 4
Once people are there they will start to mingle and forget about having “their seat”. Make sure you have a designated place for coats so people don’t feel the need to claim a seat with that. Make a nice sign so people know where they go. You could also let the staff know where the coat area is and have them direct the guests as the come in.
Also, let people know its a cocktail reception without a seated dinner when they get there. Put a menu on the tables in small frames so when people see it they know they can eat what they want when they want and don’t save their appetites.
You could do it by hour depending on how you are doing it
Passed appetizers including ….
Carving station including…
pasta station including…
Post # 5
mzlouis2b – thank you.. that’s was my idea as long as there a chair it should be okay but my family is saying everyone needs a table which I don’t think is true.
lefeymw– that’s a very good idea. I also thought about putting the wedding schedule on one side of the program and the ceremony schedule on the opposite side allowing people to know what’s going on. It’s a friday evening event so I want it to be all about partying and stuff. Not just sitting around. It’s also kid free except for my will be step-daughter and my god-kids that are in the wedding.