Originally Posted by khunt29
I am struggling a bit with our layout for the dinner in the Bamboo Room. Any advice is appreciated!
We have 44 guests coming, 15 of which are in the wedding party (7 on my side, 6 on his- which drives me CRAZY, but I'll figure that part out LOL)
Here are my thoughts:
- do we have a head table with all of the wedding party, and then the other 29 guests spread amongst rounds?
- do we just do all rounds?
- a sweetheart table with just bride, grrom, MOH, and BM?
- one long table for all of us? I saw a really cute pic which had say, 3 long rectangular tables, back to back with 3 other long, pushed together, so it looked like one big table, and then we can all eat together, facing each other at one big table? (this would also help me with decreasing the cost of runners LOL)
My concerns are aesthetic of course, but also, for example, my BM is bringing his girlfriend, and she won't be able to eat with him if he's at a head table. I know this is typical and happens often, but I was just thinking that because the nature of a destination wedding is more casual to begin with, we could stray from the norm.
We had 35 guests in the Bamboo Room and opted for 3 long tables (as shown below). The table across the top of the room is the head table and then we had equal number of friends and family so we had family on the left side and friends on the right side of the room with a dance floor in the middle. It worked out really well - no one had their backs to any other guests, or the speeches or the first dance etc. We were very happy with this set up!