- 5 years ago
Okay, so I’m freaking out a little because I think my venue is going to be way too small to have a place setting for everyone. Basically what happened is my guest list is a lot larger than I thought it would be, and my planner said I could do the reception cocktail style, where not everyone has a place at a table and there are standing cocktail tables in places, there is a huge deck for people to go, and so on. But when I told my mom she was horrified that there wouldn’t be a spot at a table for everyone…no place settings, no table numbers/assigned seating, and so on…and now that we talked about it, I kind of am freaked out, too.
So a potential solution: there’s a room attached to the main room that my venue usually uses to set out food (if we were doing it heavy hors d’oeuvres style with lots of displays). But if I want to do a plated dinner with a seat for everyone, I could potentially use that room to seat an additional forty people for dinner. However, the room is off the main room kind of like an L shape. The people sitting there would be with 39 others, they wouldn’t exactly be alone, but they wouldn’t be able to see us, the dance floor, etc. Do you think it would be a bad idea to seat people for a plated dinner in there? Have you ever been to a reception where you couldn’t easily see the bride and groom, dance floor, etc, from your dinner table? What do you guys think? Or should I just nix this and go back to the cocktail style seating?