(Closed) Chair logistics

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

gingerkitten:  to clarify- are you only providing chairs for 16 people to sit or are there 16 people attending the wedding?

Although you are being very thoughtful about the groomsmen, I really don’t think it would be an imposition to ask the groomsmen to move 16 chairs  100 yards. It will take them a few minutes at most.

Post # 3
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If it’s only 16 chairs, I would just move them.  If the guests try to move their own chairs and you don’t want them to just tell them “we’ve got this!”  It’s not going to take away from the groomsmen’s experience of the wedding to spend 5 minutes moving chairs, your groom can help too.  If your bridesmaids and your dresses aren’t too difficult to move in I would help too and get it done faster.  You could all get it done in one trip and then everything is set.

Post # 5
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

gingerkitten:  I think I will have a similar problem as you do I want a particular set up for my ceremony and those will be the chairs used for seating in the reception. My only solution was that if those I’m getting to set up (they will also be taking down) are still there that they move them. I will have to see how long they are willing to stay (can take everything down the next day if they like so they might set up and leave). While that is going on I’m taking pictures and it will be cocktail hour I’m keeping the guests busy with activities/games and such personally wouldn’t want them moving anything also. If you have anyone helping with setup see what they can and will do. If not I don’t think the groomsmen would mind to much atleast its 16 chairs rather then the 200+ chairs that mine will have. Good luck!! 

Post # 6
8604 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

With such a small wedding I would just have the groomsmen move them. If it was 100 people or something I’d say definitely not, but 16 chairs shouldn’t take more than a minute or two.

Post # 7
3210 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Honestly, I think asking the groomsmen will be fine. It shouldn’t take very long, and as long as they don’t consider it an imposition, then problem solved.

If I were a guest at such an intimate wedding, I’d definitely try to move a chair to help out. I’m sure your guests will behave similarly. I don’t think that’s tacky unless you had an expectation of your guests to move the chairs.

Also, consider asking the venue/servers if you can pay a bit extra just to have them take care of this issue.

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