(Closed) What kind of dinner service-tapas style (whaa?) or seated? bkgrnd, be warned!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

Is the room designed to seat as many guests as you expect? Or did you choose this venue anticipating a standing/partially standing reception?

I have been to a few appetizer weddings without seating and without enough seats for everyone, and unless the party is 100% spot on with REASONS for people to move (i.e. dancing, photo booth, a very well structured evening of ‘events’ like the dances/cake cutting/etc.), the seats tend to get stolen up and then everyone who stands the rest of the night is wondering why there aren’t enough seats.

I think you could do either, to suit your tastes, but I do think it’s important to consider whether you have any guests (like Grandma) who will NOT be able to stand or move as much and should have a reserved seat no matter what. And be sure to let your guests know what’s to come – “Standing Reception to Follow” or something like that on the invites (or a fuller description on your website) will clue guests in to wear comfy shoes instead of heels.

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