Post # 1
So I’m having an outdoor wedding followed by a tented reception at the same location. The venue has exactly 200 chairs. That’s total for both the ceremony and the reception. Since we’re inviting about 200 guests and we have no money to rent more chairs, would it be alright to ask guests (or really just our strapping young friends) to take the chairs from the ceremony to reception?
Any suggestions/solutions/brilliant ideas?
Post # 3
I think it’s great that you want to utilize every single thing you can being on a budget. I just don’t know that I would ask my guests to carry their chairs to the reception. What about the venue? Can they move them for you? Can whoever is doing your setup for the reception move them after the ceremony?
Post # 4
I went to a wedding at a beach house where the ceremony was on the sand and the reception was back up at the house. We carried our chairs from the sand back to the house after the ceremony was over. I thought it was kind of weird, but given the situation, there really wasn’t any alternative.
If everyone is physically able, I’d say have each guest carry their own chair. Obviously grandparents and kids can’t carry their own chairs, so maybe have a relative carry those people’s chairs.
It’s not a big deal. I honestly had forgotten all about moving the chairs at that wedding until I read your post.
Post # 5
Can you hire a DOC and/or have some of the groomsmen/ushers help with it, maybe? Thinking about my own guest list, I know a slew of children, middle-aged people with back/knee problems, and elderly guests who would have a hard time carrying chairs.
Post # 6
Hmm yea, there will be kids a-plenty but since they’re the folding chairs, I figure the younger adults can help out. It’s not too formal of a wedding so… maybe it will work out?
I just hope that we don’t get any unexpected guests–Koreans have a tendency to do that–they won’t have a place to sit!