Post # 1
hi bees 🙂 so something was brought to my attention the other day about the reception tables that i want to ask some opinions about.
we’re not doing a served dinner, its buffet style, and someone asked me since im doing it like that, if i was was putting anything else on the table besides the centerpiece. we’re not doing china, its just nice plates that people can throw away. so i dont really want to do a place setting. am i supposed to be putting something else on the table?
im doing a candy table for my favor so maybe put the little bags im making in the seat?
and my centerpieces arent tiny or anthing like that
what do i do??
Post # 3
I don’t think you need anything other than the table settings. I’ve been to quite a few weddings that did not have china or place settings on the tables.
Post # 4
I am having a buffet as well. I’m assuming our plates will be up by the food along with the flat ware. The only other things at the tables to think about are drinking glasses for water if that is being provided at the table. (honestly I hadn’t really thought about water, we are having wine and my mom is in the middle of collecting tons of wine glasses from second hand stores), coffee cups (again, if thats being provided) and possibly salt and pepper.
Post # 5
ok, thanks ladies 🙂 it hadnt really bothered me until someone said ” well are you gonna have anything else on the table so it doesnt look as empty” and until that point i didnt think it would.
so of course someone planted a seed and i had to find out haha.
we have a bar thats just for us, so all the glassware will be up there. and there is also a seperate coffee table as well. so all the mugs will be with that
Post # 6
I never thought about this…but I don’t think you need anything else on the tables!
Post # 7
menu cards, name tags? No, you dont’ have to put anything besides the centerpiece on the tables.
Post # 8
What about for those who aren’t planning to drink alcohol or soda? I don’t think most people think to go to the bar for a glass of water. Granted, they might if there’s simply nothing at the table otherwise during dinner. However, I’m just throwing that out there since you said you’re not putting any glassware out.
Post # 9
Cutlery, centerpieces, water glasses, bread plates.
You could use a charger plate.
Or use something like a doily or a piece of scrapbook paper to act as a charger.
Fold the napkins and place them where the plate would go between the cutlery.
Post # 10
napkins, silverware, perhaps bread plates, butter, salt & pepper, sugar (if you are having iced tea or coffee)’ favors. you can also have place settings/escort cards and menu cards.
Post # 12
I think you’re fine without. However, one fun wedding I went to had little cross-world puzzles that were little things about the bride/groom (where they met, favorite food, etc). The other side had a little paragraph about all the folks in the wedding party and how they knew the bride/groom.
It was really fun, the guests got to know more about the people that were close to the couple, and it was a sweet way to keep pple entertained while they waited. It also encouraged visiting, because folks could ask their tablemates about the cross-word hints. Really cheap to make, too 🙂
Post # 13
oh that cross word idea is really cool! is there a way to make those online or something?
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
If you want something, a charger would be pretty, but it’s not necessary as logn as the mostly bare table doesn’t bother you.
Post # 15
@aandrews7: I haven’t made one myself, but here and here look like easy, free sites to make them up.
Post # 16
As others mentioned, you could do place cards. You could also do pretty favors at each place setting (if you’re doing favors). Water glasses & cutlery are also usually at the tables.