(Closed) wedding/reception setup ideas needed

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

is there a side room for a cocktail reception? my friends did that once where the ceremony and reception happened in the same space. we were asked to go downstairs to a separate room while they changed the room around.

Post # 4
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Maybe after the ceremony you could have a receiving line for the Bride, Groom and their families and direct everyone outside and around the building (or to another door) and while people are waiting in line other family members or the catering staff can quickly set up some tables.  Also if the room is big enough you could use what is called "Pipe and drape" (something a florist could help you with) where basically you put up curtains to divide the room in half with the ceremony on one side and the reception decor behind it. Once the ceremony is over you can again have family or the caterers move everything as quickly as possible.

It sounds to me like they are going to have a fun relaxing wedding — so I also dont think it would be horrible to ask the guests to help out and move their chairs to the side of the room after the ceremony!

Have fun! 

Post # 5
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If the room is big enough, you could divide it.  There are lot of ways that you could go about doing that, via curtains or tri-fold screens.

Post # 6
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

If your cousin isn’t set on the traditional walk-down-the-aisle ceremony, there’s always the option of a tableside ceremony.

Post # 8
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I saw a photo of a ceremony in which all of the guests formed a circle around the bride and groom.  It was very sweet because they thought of it as encircling them in love.  This might be an option for having it on a dance floor that wouldn’t even really need any decoration. 

Post # 9
2 posts

This type of ceremoney can be done simply by setting up your uest tables on either side of your venue or hall making an isleway for the entrance of all the wedding party participants and that can also be used as the dance floor. If you have parents, special guests, etc that are a part of the wedding you can place a few chairs in front of the guest tables so that you have the idea of a church ceremony, place a few isle markers there to indicate the isleway and drape tulle and bows as an accent.  Once the ceremony is over the chairs can be removed.

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