(Closed) Floor Plan Possibilities

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: which looks like it would work best and make best use of our space
    option1 : (27 votes)
    69 %
    option 2 : (3 votes)
    8 %
    option 3 : (8 votes)
    21 %
    option 4 : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    The first option just feels like it flows better. The others feel kinda crowded to me.

    Post # 4
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love the giant tables of option 3, but I would move the gifts on the backside of the food.

    Post # 6
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Have you tried using http://www.weddingmapper.com ‘s floor plan tool? It’s really neat! It’s actually for doing seating arrangements, but you input the dimensions of the room, size of tables, dance floor, etc. and you can drag them around. 🙂 Might be quicker than graph paper!

    Post # 7
    529 posts
    Busy bee

    I think option four has the best flow but you would be sitting far away from your guests. I agree option 1 seems cramped.

    Post # 11
    32 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Option two is the best. Long tables are always better for conversation and the dance floor doesnt cut the room off in the middle and isolate guests as much as the other floor plans.Also there are no card and gift tables acting as a barrier to the food from the guest tables

    Post # 12
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like option 1 with the bigger tent (For me, roomy seating is $100 well spent)…but something to consider is that the only time it would feel cramped is during dinner (which is 30 mins out of 4+ hrs).  The rest of the night people are dancing/mingling, walking around. 

    I would like Option 2 better if it were just 2 long banquet tables–the 2 rounds on the end just seem to be kinda “floating” out there. 

    Option 3 looks okay, but it seems like the food would be hard to get to with the cake/card setup in front of it. 

    Option 4 looks like you’d be kinda far from the rest of the guests. 

    PS: I’m kinda neurotic and love symmetry though, so I’m biased 🙂  Take my humble opinion with a grain of salt!!!

    PPS: You have more discipline than I do…I keep procrastinating the floor plans!

    Post # 14
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m a fan of #3.  The first one does flow nice and based on the drawings, doesn’t seem clutter at all.  But, I personally like the idea of keeping the food and cards out of the area where they’ll be dancing and guest tables.  (that’s just me).  But, you have a great idea/theme going on here!!!

    Post # 15
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Are your estimates for how many people will come on the high or low side? Okay, obviously that’s tough to say, but when you figured 64 seats, is that the max you can feed, or how many you think will come, or what? If you go with the bigger tent, but end up with fewer people, it might feel empty; but if you go with the smaller tent and have more people, where would you put them!? 🙂

    If you do the bigger tent, my advice is to keep the tables closer to the dance floor, so that more of the “empty” space is around the edges of the room. This will keep it from feeling like there’s as much empty space, probably be easier for lighting (I can only imagine lighting the corners of a tent would be tough), and provide space for little ones to run around and play that ISN’T the dance floor (if you’re like me and would rather the dance floor be used for dancing, not kids rolling around on the ground with their skirts at their waists and everyone feeling uncomfortable that their underwear is showing, haha).

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