(Closed) removing tables for dancing area

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think this is unusual. After dinner people are going to get up and mingle (and dance) so you won’t need tables and chairs for everyone! This was done at my sister’s wedding and it worked out fine 🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We had to remove a table at my wedding to make room for the dance floor.  My only suggestion is to make it a table of young people who probably will be out on the dance floor anyway.  Older people tend to sit around the table after dinner to talk, and they might mind sacrificing their seats for the dance floor (my great aunt was NOT a happy camper at that point of my reception!). 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

I’ve never been to a wedding where they did this, but I’ve heard about it. One thing I would suggest is at least making a place for your guests losing their seats to store their things. That’s the only complaint I’ve heard about moving tables–guests end up having to hold their jackets and purses and not being able to dance because of it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We have to do this too.  It’s either add a table or move that table to a separate room!  So, we’re adding and taking it away.  I agree with Mrs. Spring – the table we are losing will be filled with our friends who will likely spend the rest of the night dancing or at the bar!! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re having to do it. Mine and fiances family is pretty laid back so I’m pretty sure no one will mind…they better not!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wouldn’t mind my table being removed as long as my chair remains, even if it’s pushed up against the back wall.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I went to an event (a banquet, not a wedding) where this happened.  It wasn’t too bad, but the people who were moved did need a place to put their stuff.  Could you maybe move the tables outside- that way they are a part of the dinner, but they can still have a “table” once it’s moved off the dance floor.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would recommend making sure it is a younger crowd at the tables that are being removed. I don’t think anyone will mind but my 90 year old grandmother will need a seat fora  good portion of the night – just a food for thought.

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