Post # 1
Hi Everyone…post #3 for me after getting engaged! I wanted to get some feedback on our engagement party we are having in July. We are planning on around 50 people, with summer Italian food, sangria, wine, and beer, plus pastries. We plan on renting a canopy tent, tables, and chairs.
My question is – should we plan on having enough banquet tables and chairs for every person all under the tent? Should we have enough tables/chairs so half can sit and then a few taller cocktail tables outside of the tent? I would guess it’s pretty unlikely that all 50 people will need to sit at the exact same time (since it’s not a seated meal) and I’m nervous that set-up would also be boring. What do you recommend?
Also in terms of decorations, we are thinking jars with flowers and herbs and candles. Any other suggestions?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Kukahiko Estate
I would say be safe and have enough chairs, but thats just me. We are having an engagement party in July as well, and we are just having it at a local park that already has shelters/ picnic tables. Since its picnic tables its pretty easy for us to make sure we have enough seating (people could squeeze in if they ALL wanted to sit for some reason).
Your decor sounds nice….we are probably just having something goofy and cheap from the party store as we are having a lightly themed hawaiian party to go with our destination wedding.
Post # 4
I agree you should have enough chairs for everyone but I like the idea of having some under the tent and some outside of the tent. I know at my engagement party we had people sitting all over the place but we did at my parents house. There was people in the dining room, people in the living room and people at the table outside on the patio. I think giving people an option to spread out a little generally makes people more comfortable.
As far as decorations what you’re planning sounds good so far this was our main decoration and it was super cheap and I thought it turned out really cute and we got a lot of compliments on it. Ignore my moms crazy wallpaper in the background! haha Just thought I’d share in case you were looking for ideas of something a little more personalized…