Post # 1
Any advice on where you’re seating the different guests in the reception room. I can’t decide if it’s better to have our younger friends sit in the tables near the dance floor so when they dance all night, there will be open tables for other people to sit in. Or should I have my parent’s older guests sit there so they have a place to watch, since I doubt they’ll be dancing as much?
How are you guys doing it?
Post # 3
We just put our family up front so that they can have a good view of the parent and first dances. We put friends in the back because basically our family we wanted in front, and also because our friends will be dancing most of the night anyway.
Post # 4
Since our head table it kind of on the dance floor (not in the middle of it, but agaisnt the wall), we are putting the “VIPS” at the tables closest to us, which is also closest, almost lining, to the dance floor. This includes our immediate families, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
This is a pretty common thing in our region, so I didn’t really consider any other options…but I’m interested to hear what other folks may be doing!
Post # 5
Are you having live music that would be loud? A jazz band? An ipod? I think if the music is soft I would put older people close to the music so that they feel involved, if you think the music might disturb them, the middle of the room might be better.
Post # 6
We are putting our friends around the dance floor and our parents and their friends a little further away – we were concerned about the volume of the music and are aware that our older guests will be more likely to want to talk to each other than hit the dance floor. They can still see everything from where they are seated but they won’t have speakers right in their ears, nor will they have people shaking their bootys right next to them when the dancing starts!