(Closed) OOPS, I think I over invited!!!! Advise please!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would see if you could add another table.

Post # 4
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Squeeze in an extra place at four tables. I don’t know what you have, but round tables for 8 can easily handle an extra.

Post # 5
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I second @Cant_wait‘s suggestion of finding out how many the tables seat. A friend of mine over invited so we just added extra settings on the tables where we were able to. It was a bit tight in places but as you’re only 4 over I don’t think it’ll be an issue.

Post # 6
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

Well, my reception hall told us right off the bat they set up an extra table above our final count. Most vendors do this as a safety net anyway, so I’d just ask your hall if they do that as well. Hope that helps?!

Post # 7
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think you’re fine. I would add another seat at a few of the tables. no big deal.

Post # 8
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Don’t stress! Just add an extra person at a few tables and you’ll be fine. No one will even notice with only 4 extra people!


Post # 10
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you should ask your caterer to bring in at least a sweetheart table, if not another big round one. They should be able to do that easily (unless your caterer is your venue?). or you could just buy a card table for the two of you, rent the table cloth, etc. That might be another option.

Post # 11
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would ask to see if you could get another table for a sweetheart table and then move the extra 4 guests to the table you and your husband would have been at? maybe? I’m sure your venue can help!

Post # 12
4 posts
  • Wedding: October 2007

I would do the head table and have the wedding party seated there. This should take care of the problem. Even if the head table is squeezed in pretty close to the wall or something, it will be okay. You all are really only going to be seated there for the meal. After that, everyone will be up and mingling.

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