Post # 17
I think having all these activities takes away from making it an elegant coctail party type of celebration. I definitely think you need to have chairs for everyone, especially since people often leave a purse or other personal item at their chair. Then the next person looking to sit down feels like they are “taking” someone elses.
Post # 18
I agree about the chairs. I think there really need to be enough for everyone to sit down, have somewhere to put their stuff, etc.
Post # 19
Just wanted to add that not having enough seats will enforce less mingling. People won’t want to get up, because they don’t want to loose their seat.
Post # 20
@MrsTVLover: agree about the elegant comment.