Kristin
Devoted December 2021

Floor Plan

Kristin, on April 25, 2021 at 10:09 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 7
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So FH and I aren’t fans of having a bunch of separate tables so I’ve been trying to come up with a floor plan that has them all (mostly) connected. It’s especially important since there are quite a few big families that wouldn’t all fit at a single table. We’ve designated half of the venue to fitting the tables and the other half to the dance floor, so each layout below only shows the table half.

What are your thoughts on each? Which would you choose?


(Also please ignore where the chairs are. With this program I can’t keep them in the proper place, I can only designate how many a side and at one point I gave up on them 😅)


Option 1.Floor Plan 1

Option 2. For this we don’t have a sweetheart table, we’ll be in the two seats with dots and have nobody across from us. Floor Plan 2
Option 3.Floor Plan 3

Option 4.Floor Plan 4


Option 5.
Floor Plan 5

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Latest activity by Kristin, on April 25, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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    Liz ·
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    Have you discussed this with the venue at all? They might have layouts that they use an know work, or if they don’t they’ll likely have views on which of your options will work best for food service.

    I think Option 4 would result in you constantly having wait staff coming either side of your sweetheart table, which I do think will be particularly pleasant for you. It also looks a bit cramped around tables. 6, 8, and 10. Options 3 and 5 could also have similar issues with funnelling wait staff through a narrow gap - it depends how much space there would actually be in the real layout.

    I like Option 2 for it’s simplicity, but would want to make sure it allowed enough space for wait staff to get round the outside edges ( and for guests to get past if they need to when other guests are seated). And if you really want a Sweetheart table, then I like Option 1.

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  • Kristin
    Devoted December 2021
    Kristin ·
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    Typically weddings have single tables at our venue on the two sides and the dance floor in the center. But they allow you to do whatever you want.


    I didn’t think about the waitstaff coming by like you mentioned. That’s a good point and crosses that option off the list lol. As far as being cramped, I have seen the angles I used in photos and I actually removed chairs others had to allow enough room.

    I should have mentioned it is a tent so there aren’t really walls to worry about squeezing around.
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  • Catherine
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    Catherine ·
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    I like option number one the best. It’s open and you still get that sweetheart table
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  • JM Sunshine
    August 2020
    JM Sunshine ·
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    Option 2 looks like a board meeting and with option 4 you would have a lot of people's backs facing you. I know at least in our state, tables have to be 6 feet apart from others with family groups together so I don't know if your venue has restrictions regarding this.
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    Savvy July 2021
    Dianna ·
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    Whatever plan you go with, just remember that not everyone is going to be comfortable with sitting really close to each other yet. When we get our final count, I am planning on spacing people out as much as we can. Then, people can mingle and interact as much as they feel comfortable.
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  • Kristin
    Devoted December 2021
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    Luckily we aren’t until December so there is a lot of time still. Plus everyone on our guest list is vaccinated (or will be by then).
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  • Kristin
    Devoted December 2021
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    Lol oh goodness I definitely don’t want to feel like a board meeting! I thought maybe it would feel like a big family dinner.


    Our venue is outside and our state is pretty relaxed (unfortunately) so there aren’t restrictions. Also our guests will all be vaccinated by December.
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