I have two major requirements when it comes to the reception: no round tables and no wire hangers. O.k. I'm joking about that last one, but totally serious about the first. The main feeling I want to convey at my reception is intimacy...I want people to feel more like they are at a dinner party with close friends then a wedding. We are hoping for only about 75-85 people and I want to seat most if not all at one long table. I also wanted to do this without having to set up a tent anywhere so the lengthy search began for a reception venue who could do the long table idea. I'm happy to say I found a place but I'll save that for a later blog.
I've been to a lot of weddings (including some that had 800+ people) and I really don't want people to feel like they didn't spend any time with fiance and I or barely saw us. I don't want my guest to be one chair at a ten person table with 20 tables to a room where they might have to turn his/her chair to get a better view. I also love the idea of sitting down to dinner and being surrounded by everyone that cares about us the most.
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