Post # 1
Despite having a tiny, little budget of 3K my fiancé and I have found a sweet little gem of a venue to hold our festivities. It is a lovely roof top terrace that overlooks downtownTempe,Arizonaand mountains. The space itself is about 2,000 sq ft (roughly 50 ft X 30 ft) which will comfortably accommodate our 60 guests. However, we have to make this space work for both ceremony site and reception. Due to our limited budget and space a cocktail hour to reset does not seem realistic.
Looking at these photos, do you think it would be a better use of space to seat guests at tables for ceremony and reception? Any ideas? I am seriously so nervous!
Post # 3
I know it’s not ideal, but I have been to a wedding where we moved on from one side to the other and took our chairs. It was not intended to be that way but we wanted to help out and standing there while others moved the chairs was not comfortable. We did not mind moving them ourselves and I’m sure your guests will be ok if they are seated in the tables. But I am very low key so I don’t mind much at all.
Post # 4
I would try to rearrange the seats during cocktail hour between the ceremony and reception. Due to unforseen rain, my brother in law had to move his ceremony inside and we all just sat at our reception tables, but no one could see anything. AND people would stand up to get a better view, blocking everyone else.
Post # 5
I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding where the guests just sat at the reception tables (rain, similar to PP). The bride said she got so many compliments on it and I did not notice anyone standing nor heard any complaints about not being about to see…(oh- the bride and groom were on a stage at the front, so that might have helped)
his is also what I plan to do. I think it will be fine, and less stress about worrying about getting the chairs moved around, etc.
Post # 6
Thank you for your feedback! I appreciate it immensely! 🙂
Post # 7
I’m also using the same space for ceremony and reception. We’re letting our guests sit at the tables during the ceremony. We hadn’t planned a cocktail hour exactly, but we are going to duck out for a few pics with our posse.
I like this idea though, it means your guest can sit chat with other guests with ease during the pre-ceremony time. Also, they can feel more relaxed during the ceremony.