Post # 1
I have made a “rough draft” of our reception layout before reading on the DO’s DON’T’s etc.. This is what I have right now…
1 note: The DJ will not likely use the PA system but have his own.
2 note: We are having a “buffet brunch” so the food will be set up and then at the “round” tables we will have mini juice bar type set up (this was guest don’t have to walk all the way across the 100ft room to get more drink)
Please give me tips on how to set up ALL 17 guest tables along with the set up of our Attendants & Family Tables
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Post # 3
There’s do’s and don’ts? What are they?
Post # 4
I don’t understand the question – are you seeking help because you only have 16 tables after the sweetheart and bridal party tables?
Also, do you have enough parents to fill an 8 person table?
Post # 5
I would suggest moving the gift table if thats what that is ALL the way over in the corner.
Post # 6
@Ms._Figales Yes… there are do’s and don’ts to this
@afuturemrs! I’m asking for help b/c I don’t know any other ways to arrange the 16 guest tables… and move anything like the DJ (so guests don’t have to be set right in front of) or Gift table.. And I have 5 seats for the parents with the possibillity of 8.. but the program just automatically put a # of seats for a specific sized table.
@mishelleez yea… any suggestions on how to do that?… eek!
Post # 7
Could you try angling the bottom 5 tables on each side “in” more?? Rather than / (that way), maybe angle them (that way?) It frames the dance floor a little better.
Post # 8
I’d put the dj where the cake and sweetheart table are, and then put those two in the big empty space below the dance floor.
Ditto shoving the gift table back further. I’m also worried that you don’t have very much room around the food tables–remember there will be lots of people walking there.
ETA: Also, I’d probably do my family and FI’s family (one table for each, combining parents and grandparents), rather than one table for parents and one for grandparents, but thats just me.
Post # 9
I’m not sure if your interested in this idea but I love the Large square look when there are oblong tables. Put 2-4 tables together to make a square. This makes for a more intimate and elegant look when oblong tables are involved. It also saves on centerpieces and leaves more room for the Buffet lines. I am attaching some pictures.
Along with that idea you could ask your venue if it is possiable to make the Dance floor oblong instead of square. That changes the look of the room. I think Dance floors look great like that. See attached pictures.
I hope this helps!
and now for the dance floor idea.
I’m sorry I do not know who’s pictures these are but if they are yours please let me know I will give you credit! They are all beautiful.
I hope this gives you some idea’s other than the oblong look.
Post # 10
@M.Ruder I had the tables like that but they looked kinda weird and out of sorts compared to the other tables being angled the way they are.
@nonimouse12 I see how I could put the DJ where the cake/sweetheart table are… you think our table will be ok with our backs to the entrance? That was my only concern about putting us/anything there… blocking the dance floor and back to entrance…
And I combined the family tables the way I did purposefully… kinda thought my family is his family so my family can get to know his…. rather than keeping the families seperate…. cause hey.. I don’t get that option do i? hehe
@gotitang I really like the table idea but don’t think that helps my problem of guest size… putting the tables together takes more room and considering I can fit 10 at a regular table and only ~16 at 2 tables together I would need more space…. I’m considering the tables in length like the 2nd pic but that is a different look than we’re going for (not formal) and it’s up to us how we want the dance floor so I may make it more oblong.. esp since there’s still alot of room btwn the floor and entrance area
Thanks Bees =)