Planning your wedding reception is not an easy task. From finding the perfect space, to deciding what kind of food will be served and where everyone should dance; there are so many things that need consideration when hosting one! But don’t worry because we’ve got all you need right here in this guide on how-to’s for setting up every aspect. Get ready – it gets wild.
Strategic layout is essential to the success and flow of your event. You should ensure that you have enough space between tables for both guest comfort, as well as service; however making sure there’s still an intimate feel will bring life into what could otherwise turn out like just another banquet hall!
To ensure a successful event, you need to take into consideration more than just the space. You also have think about how guests will interact with each other and participate in festivities!
You want your guests to be able move about freely, so it’s important that there aren’t any obstacles in their path. Building a reception layout with enough space for everyone and everything is key – this includes bathrooms, bars/food buffets if applicable! No one wants an entrapment situation where they have weave through mazes, especially after a few drinks
Key elements such as the newlywed and bridal party entrances, first dance ,toasts are key to making your wedding day a memorable one.
With the dimensions of the room on hand, decide where you’ll put the dance floor. How big of a dance floor do you need? “Typically, you take the number of guests and divide that in half, which is usually the number of people you will have on the dance floor at any one time. Take that number and multiply by 4 and that tells you how many square feet of dance floor you need.
It’s always better to have more bartenders than less, so if your party is anywhere from 100-150 people then make sure you hire two bars and 3+ staff members. It will keep things running smoothly without any congestion or wait times!
Now that you know what kind of tables you’ll be using, lay them out. Put yourselves in the best seats in the venue, whether that means giving the head table the greatest view or setting the sweetheart table immediately opposite the dance floor from the band or DJ.