Post # 1
When I booked my venue I was not aware that I would have to have some guest seated in a separate room. I have 75 guests and only 63 can be seated in the main dining area while up to 20 can be seated in the dancing/cake cutting/ bar area. The restaurant has let me know there is no getting around this… and my wedding is in 1 week. I would really like for everyone to be together but since I cant what should I do? Should I place a large group of work friends in the area that will eventually become the area of action or should I place the bridal party over there? I hate to think of anyone feeling slighted by being in a different room but I have no other choice…GRRRR!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I’d put the coworkers there.
Post # 4
You said the restaurant said no way, but is it possible to pay a fee or something to get everyone in? We had to do this for our Rehearsal Dinner, it was $250 but we couldn’t find a way to split people up without hurting feelings.
Post # 5
Thank you for the replies. No, unfortunately we cannot pay a fee or anything. They wont allow anymore tables into the main dining room because of the type of dining I chose ( stations). I even tried to see if they could move the stations but my planner said they were being sticklers about keeping the food in the main dining area. Im really upset about the whole thing.
Post # 6
@Agretzner: Personally I would bear the brunt of this oversight, and put the bridal party there. They are likely to be busy and not sitting in their seats after the event gets rolling.
Post # 7
I’d put the coworkers there. They probably don’t know many other people, will be busy socializing with each other, and probably wouldn’t mind being seated away. Especially in the bar area. The wedding party should probably be more the center of attention.
Post # 8
@Agretzner: Personaly I would sit in the other room with my family and close friends.
Post # 9
I would put family or very close friends over there and talk to them ahead of time. I’d probably sit over there also.
Post # 10
Maybe close friends and let them know. I think it would be easier if it were people who were close to you since theyd be more understanding. Not co-workers since they’d feel like maybe they weren’t good enough to sit with the family. Maybe couples with kids? I wouldn’t have the bride and groom sit there because people want to see you and might be offended if the bridal party sat in a different room.