Reception Logistics

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
7603 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t love this idea, however its less bad if you have the venue remove the tables. The wedding I went to the guests sitting at those tables had to remove it themselves, I was like “wtf? In my dress and shoes?” so thats super annoying.

I still dont love the idea because if those people dont feel like dancing, theres no where for them to sit. THey might not want to sit in another persons chair, etc. However, it is the least bad option in your case.

For lurkers, its not a great idea to over invite for your venue. Expecting a 20% decline rate does not always work out! Budget what you can afford, and invite what you can accomodate.

Post # 3
70 posts
Worker bee

This happened at a family member’s wedding. The bride put herself, the groom, the bridal party and close family at the tables that needed to be moved later so that the other guests weren’t disturbed when it was time to dance. The groom was a bit miffed that he didn’t have a place to sit after eating though.

Post # 4
3444 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Sounds like this might be a mess no matter how you do it but good luck. Personally, if I were one of the guests without a seat I’d be irritated enough to leave early. But I’m an outlier that doesn’t dance at weddings, not even planning to dance at my own. Although if I did I imagine I’d still like to sit down and rest at some point. 🤔 The only way I wouldn’t mind this that much is if there were other areas to venture off to and relax like a lounge area or patio. 

Post # 6
1191 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I don’t think this is a big deal at all and I usually don’t go back to my seat at weddings once dinner is over.  I think if it’s just 1 or 2 tables being moved it’s not a big deal.  Just try to let those guests know ahead of time so they know they can’t leave their bags there or anything.  There will still be enough seating for the people who aren’t dancing or mingling.

Post # 7
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I think it will be ok especially if you seat the easygoing/party types there. Put their chairs against the wall so they still have somewhere to put their stuff and sit. 

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