(Closed) reception table problem!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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 # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I never thought about this…but I don’t think you need anything else on the tables!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

menu cards, name tags? No, you dont’ have to put anything besides the centerpiece on the tables.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@aandrews7:  I haven’t made one myself, but here and here look like easy, free sites to make them up.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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.

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