(Closed) My venue is so small I have to cut the list or remove tables to dance!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think I would be fine as a guest if they took down tables. Some guests like having a “spot” to put their things, but as long as there are other places for their stuff, or they know they can put it on ANY table, I don’t think people will mind.

Post # 4
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We met with our coordinator last night, and she said that after people eat, everyone is either visting  with each other or dancing.  I never thought about it before but at every wedding I’ve been to I never really do sit down after eating.  I think it’d be fine to break down a couple of tables for  dancing.

Post # 5
7586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would be upset if my seat was removed. If you’re going to remove tables, then I would make them family tables, so those people are aware of what happened. 

I wouldn’t know where to keep my purse???

Post # 6
2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mwitter80:  This is what I was thinking.

Post # 8
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

This is one of the issues we’re facing with one of our prospective venues. We decided it would be friends’ tables that would be removed, and we’d e-mail people a heads up beforehand. I’ve been to wedding where it’s happened- just nice to know up front, so you’re not surprised that your purse has been moved, etc. 

Post # 10
47278 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Breaking down some tables commonly has to be done to create space for a dance floor.

If you have already done the speeches and the cake cutting, there will always be some people who leave early anyhow. People can also add a couple of chairs to another table. Once the meal is finished, you don’t need so much room per person at the tables.

If you decide to do this I would ask someone in the family to let the people at those tables know that they will be taken down at the end of the meal so it is not a surprise to them.

Post # 11
2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@HappilyEverAfter54:  I’ve been at a wedding where they did this and it was no problem.  They just moved the tables against the walls so everyone still had their seat, but there was room to dance. We are also doing this at our wedding.

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