(Closed) Should we add an extra table at the reception just in case?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Member
33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you’re right- you’re most likely going to have people that said they would be there and have something come up last minute than have “extra” people show up that you weren’t expecting.  Plus, an empty table would look kind of weird just sitting there with place settings but no people.

Post # 4
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I’ll be one of those “not listed” LOL

No, I would not set up an extra table “just in case” Dinner is for invites only, and whoever shows up at a wedding un-invited should be shown the door…. It’s not a free meal….

Post # 6
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

If you have a guest list, how could you forget? Did he not help you with the guest list?

Post # 8
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2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we are not because thats another 350 bucks to shell out. thats way too much on our already over the budget budget..if they couldnt have rsvped on time they cant get a free meal.

Post # 9
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964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Is he concerned about people that don’t RSVP and show up?  I am doing one only because my venue is kind of open.  Even though we will have a seating chart, it’s would still be hard to turn people around who didn’t RSVP because it will be outdoors. 

Post # 10
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29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Pecan Springs Events in Brookshire

Here is our layout

Post # 11
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29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Pecan Springs Events in Brookshire

$35 is for the hurricane, mirror, linens, and bows

Post # 12
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29 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Pecan Springs Events in Brookshire

We had originally 11 tables and 1 extra table. Then in one week, we had 7 who called to tell us they would not be able to attend  and it happened about 2 weeks before the wedding.

Then, a couple asked if they could bring their two daughers. Now, I am going to add them to one of the free tables (table 3) and just found out another family may bring one of their adult kids because they have trouble seeing in the evenings.

It cost $35 extra to setup and caterer gave us an extra 7 plates at no charge.

If no extra guests arrive we have another alternative for it also.

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 13
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

While I wouldn’t add a whole extra table [would look weird for it to be empty]. I would make sure there were extra chairs available, and maybe somewhere you could squeeze them in. I understand some might not even come that RSVP’d, but on the rare chance EVERYONE shows, and a couple more show.. you don’t want to have them just standing there!

I will keep a few extra chairs handy, even bought extra chair covers/sashes just in case. I wouldn’t be ideal for extra’s to show, but I’m not going to fuss over it in the middle of my reception because of it!

Post # 14
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Whoops, forgot to add that it is much easier for me to this this because my venue/caterer are supplying the plates/cutlery [im buying linen napkins though], so I wouldn’t need extra plates or anything. My dinner will be buffet.

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