(Closed) If you think you might have over-invited, what will you do?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Most of our “no” rsvps came towards the end, and most of our “yes” rsvps came towards the beginning. It’s not a hard and fast rule, but it might give you some hope. 🙂

If our space had been too limited, I probably would have put more people at a table (I wanted to do 9-10 at a 60inch but our venue had ridiculous chairs so they said we could only do 8 – honestly 9 fit comfortably if the chairs are normal sized, haha, or 10 if you’ve got small elbows, like on kids.), or put the tables closer together. Moving tables to create dance space seems like a big headache – both when creating your seating chart (who to put at those tables?) and during the reception. Re-arranging the room might be another option – a central dancefloor takes up more space than one along a wall or in a corner (because it has to have empty space on more sides), round tables may take up more space than banquet style or vice versa…

I would recommend signing up for http://www.weddingmapper.com and using their seating chart tool – you can input the dimensions of your room and then drag and drop all kinds of stuff (tables, dance floor, etc.) and specify the size of each, so you can visualize how it will all look/fit together.

Post # 4
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ours we will HOPEFULLY have enough room! We have to move the tables off the dance floor for dinner no matter what, and it will definitely be a tight squeeze. My Future Mother-In-Law invited a LOT of people, and there’s no real way to uninvite people. Fortunately, we’re having our buffet table in a convene area outside the room, where the bar and gift table will also be, so people won’t be confined to the room if it gets a little tight.

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