Post # 1
I have decided not to have my father at my wedding bc he’s not really a father. He never cared about my and my brother when we grew up and i would rather not have him there. Well i really don’t enjoy many of the family member from that side i do like my cusins. But there parents stink! They have decided not to come to the wedding and i’m happy bc there usually anoying but now my guest list whent from 280 to 200 so the hall is going to look empty. So i’m thinking about doing a large area of pictures of just my family that’s coming. I’m just worried about the hall looking empty. any one have any other idea’s of things i could do to take up space in the hall?
I’m very excited to marry the love of my life 18 days! =)
Post # 3
That family member side had 80 people?! Yowza! Thats big!
Well I’m sure no one will notice a non-jam packed hall, I think its nice to be spread out. Definitely set up some picture tables. Perhaps a special bar of food or snacks/treats. A really expansive guestbook area/creation. A photobooth?
Post # 4
Empty tables are awkward, but empty space isn’t. I wouldn’t worry about it, your guests won’t be calculating the square foor per guest of your venue. They’ll be judging you about other stuff like your food and cake and the music. 😉
Post # 5
@MightySapphire: Agreed. For all your guests know, you wanted a large, open venue. Just don’t have extra chairs/tables set up – nobody will even notice the empty space.
Post # 6
You have an opportunity to leave space that most brides don’t have. Spread your tables a little further apart. Leave a bigger space for a dance floor if you are having dancing.
You could rent some furniture and have a lounge area. Rent some large shrubs, an arbor etc and set up an area for people to take pictures, even if you aren’t having a photo booth.
Post # 7
Just space the tables out more