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What are some good ideas about havin a sit-down wedding dinner reception?
Well we are having a sit down wedding dinner reception. So, after the wedding ceremony we are all going to sit down and eat together and the wedding party will take pictures then eat. Then we will have a reception with dancing and that stuff. We would just like some of your ideas on this. Thank You all in advance.

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Posted On: Nov 18, 2009 at 9:29 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Nov 19, 2009 at 9:53 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I was very impressed at an event recently where the band members played quieter solo music while people were eating. It made for a nice atmosphere and much easier conversation.

One venue where I work a lot has different rooms for dinner and dancing. When dinner is finished, everyone moves back to the room where the cocktail hour was held to continue with dancing. I believe they many have a dessert buffet or Viennese Hour there as well.

Best wishes

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Wiregrass Weddings
Nov 21, 2009 at 10:37 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I've had a couple do something different for their table numbers than just numbers. They did city names of places that were special to the them (their college town, where they grew up, where they had visited together)...

You can coordinate all of your wedding day paper (programs, menu cards, place cards or escort cards and table numbers) by using the same paper, ink colors, and designs, motifs or monograms. Pulls everything together and looks great -- let me know if I can help!

Nov 23, 2009 at 3:39 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The key to a sit down dinner is good food, nice music, low centerpieces to make for good conversation. Since nothing will be going on besides eating, it is important to create an inviting and relaxed atmosphere to stimulate conversation.
Dec 01, 2009 at 10:24 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
All good advice. I have also had many different themes for the table number cards and often the menu cards to match the theme (as well as incorporating it into the programs). As wiregrass suggested, names of places they've been together is always good. I've had names of trees (for a couple really into ecology), photos of the different special occasions in their lives (different on each table - most recently one was called "The Awkward Years, and the photos were pretty funny), different countries, cities, flowers, and even colors. I did an all pink wedding recently where each table was named something pink...cotton candy, rouge, bubble gum, etc. I've also done tables where there is a "singing card" at each table which indicates that when people at the table clink their glasses (for kissing) they stand up and sing a song about love for the B&'s pretty hilarious. If I can help in any way, let me know. The advice is gratis. Good luck and congratulations!

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