Post # 1
So the plan is to have a short cake reception following the ceremony in the reception hall of the church. The problem is…there aren’t enough tables and chairs to accommodate the number of guests we are calculating that we will have. Of the nearly 300 invited, there will only be enough seating for barely 200, and that is only if we use both the round and rectangluar tables that the church has. We don’t have the money to rent, so I have been trying to come up with some sort of a solution besides cutting the invite list.
I thought maybe we could just set out what round tables and chairs there are and let guests mingle, since we are just doing cake?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Should be fine since it’s cake only and for a short time.
Post # 4
@beachbride1216: +1. You don’t need full seating under these circumstances. Actually, I think it would look odd for a short, cake-only reception to have full seating.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
+1 to the above suggesitons. I’ve heard older people will “park it” the entire time but it’s actually better for mingling if there’s not a ton of chairs. You dont want your guests sitting the whole time!
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
From what others have said, it sounds like you’ll be okay. I think adequate tables are more important than chairs. As long as they can set their slice of cake down somewhere, they should be okay.
Post # 7
I think for the type of reception it is, it’s fine. It’s more of a mingling thing than a sit-down thing.