(Closed) Cocktail Tables at cocktail hour.. Important or Skip?

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would have a hard time holding onto my purse, a cocktail, and chips & salsa without a table.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I went to a wedding with no tables during cocktail hour. Many glasses were spilled and broken when people placed their glasses on the ground so they could eat. It’s hard to juggle food, drink and a purse while standing in heels. lol What about a few tall tables? That way people have somewhere to place their food and drink? If not, no biggie people will deal.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Would you be able to get something else besides tables?  Just a place people could put drinks down for a quick second to pick up food to eat.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was in the same boat as you…then I figured it out. I have a few white and birch LACK tables from IKEA laying around and bought some more (and got some for free too!) on craigslist and I’m decoupaging them to match my theme & colors (white, yellow and grey). This may not work with your venue, but we’re getting married at a friends ranch and while the ceremony is super nice and frilly, the cocktail hour and reception are pretty casual and total party feel. Maybe the LACK tables won’t work for you, but I’m sure you can do something similar…think outside the box 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would say yes..if I haven’t learnt anything from Four Weddings, I have learnt that guests want somewhere to rest their plates and drinks. If not, it all becomes a balancing act. However, persons who love you should surely be able to cope if there are no tables.

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