- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
Boy am I having a huge issue… I fell in love with a venue and couldnt get it out of my head. It looks like a 1930’s dance hall. I really debated because I wasnt sure that we would fit 150 guests for a seated dinner but the venue said that the wedding the weekend prior had 150 without complaints and that they have had events with more then that thus I went ahead and booked. I’ve been debating about the size but then thought that not everyone would come as what usually happens (brother just got married and he was almost 100 people under which was lucky as he has 250 in the end come).
I was going to go with the 72″ (10ish person tables) rounds with the wooden wedding padden folding chair but then a couple of huge issues happened. 1. My coordinator went ahead and ordered the satin overlays but she didnt confirm the table sizes and ordered for a 60″ table. Because of the ordering process, we would lose the money on the original order. She’d cover 50% but the linens would cost double what we already paid (with the discount). We can move to table runners, but still have to pay alot. I thought i’d just go to the smaller 60″ (8ish person tables) but when I plugged in the tables on the Martha Stewart reception seating chart template, there wasnt enough room (my biggest nightmare). 2. My caterer confirmed that they only have the 60″ table cloths for the day of available!
Now do I just put 10 people to a 60inch table (5 feet)? Probaly because i’m stressing out, I can’t think of what I’ve sat at and what kind of room there was at events. I need to figure this out as we have to decide if the overlays are good the way they are (at 10/table), if we are going to pay more for the 72″ overlays, order table runners or order more centerpieces due to added tables. Sorry that it was long winded. It felt a little theraputic to write it out!!