(Closed) How to set up a reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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http://www.perfecttableplan.com/html/table_planner3.html?gclid=CNSVh9Spo6UCFQG6Kgod7wm9Ig

Also, I think Martha Stewart has a planner on her website. Honestly,I just used good old graph paper. We had ours in an art gallery with 2 rooms. In the smaller room, we had a photobooth, bar and sweet/dessert/candy bar table. The main room was where we had dinner and dancing. We did long tables. My advice is to make what’s important central. We made the dance floor up front and center, which was not too far from the bar to make it easy for people to get a drink and get back to dancing. 

If you’d like some pictures, just message me. They are personal photos of others so I don’t want to just put them out there. As long as you have the measurements of the tables, then you should be able to do it on graph paper easily. Hope that helps. Let me know if you need more info.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Can you look at pics of other weddings that have been held at the venue or ask them how other people have set it up?

It is hard to give you ideas when we don’t know the layout of your venue unless it is just a rectangle room.  I would say keep the dance floor in the middle if possible. 

I would also try googling it.  I know google docs has a floor plan that you could review and I am sure lots of others will appear in your search options. 

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