The First Question (and I'm sure there will be many more)

At my church, the usual custom for the reception is basically standing room only. That is, tables are not set up for people to sit and eat. I've seen this at other weddings so this may be standard procedure.

We would like to have some tables set up.

The question is, how many?

We have large families, me, my husband, the groom, so we are planning for 150 people. I'm the kind of person that would always rather have way too much than too little.

So, is it okay if we only set up, say 8 or 10 tables?
Each table seats six. The more tables, the more the cost. Tablecloths, centerpieces, chair covers.
Or, do we have to try and accomdate all 150 people?

Oh, we are serving cake of course and a few more finger foods, not a full meal.


Mrs.H said...

Unless the reception is a full meal, I wouldn't think that seating for all would be expected. I think your 8 to 10 tables would be plenty. The idea of a reception is to mingle anyway, and you can't do that if you are glued to a table.

i'm black betty said...

i think we had 6 or 7 set up at my reception. 150+ guests showed up to the wedding, and we had enough seating for everyone to be comfortable when they ate.

again, congratulations! :)

tank said...

Thanks ladies. I feel better now!

Susan said...

I agree. We had about 5 big round tables set up, and some chairs along the wall, mostly because we had a large elderly population on the guest list and didn't want to make them stand! I think it worked out well.

Alice said...

we had 300+ and only sent invites to 80! We had all out food, not sit down...but most leave these days! And they don't all need to sit down. Have room to meander!