Room Setup

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

talk to the venue and see what they suggest, but girrrrlll its totally worth it to just pay a few extra staff to turn over the room, thats very stressful. I know you dont want guests moving chairs but honestly that might be your best bet if not- dancefloor on the right side of the ballroom closest to the suite, make the aisle run from the suite to the windows on the bottom of the image and have rows of chairs set up on the dancefloor for the ceremony. Put the tables on the left side of the room if there is space, and have the guests grab their chairs and bring them to the tables after the ceremony. If not, you could try rectangle tables where you turn the first “row” around so people arent sitting backward and low centerpieces, but honestly the venue or your caterer should have the best idea of how to work it and the extra money is worth it. I had to pay like an extra 1000 or something to have staff transition my ceremony site and briefly considered having a few close male guests just move the chairs but then I came to my senses and realizes we should just pay for it- and it was a lot less stressful!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

nwilbur1 :  damn! Alright, glad I could be helpful 🙂 hope it works out!! 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I had my pre-wedding cocktail hour, ceremony, and reception all in one room, and it was great.  I had a few pews/chairs up front near the ceremony for close family–parents, g-parents, elderly, etc– and to define the ceremony space, and everyone else sat at their tables and people really liked it.  No moving, no wait for tables to flip, could just leave their coats/purses at their table, etc.  We had a stage, so wasnt’ a problem with tables behind the preacher, but I agree move to the long end or windows and be in front of everyone.  Define the ceremony space somehow, and you’re good.  I had about 175 people.

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