Cocktail style reception
We are NOLA transplants of 4 years that will be getting married here this fall and would like to have a traditional New Orleans cocktail style reception, which I've been told is the norm. I'm a little worried that our midwestern families will not understand the informal dinner. I've also been told it's the norm to not have a seat for everyone. Our coordinator recommended we have seated tables for about 50% and highboys for about 30%, which would leave another 20% without a place to eat at any given time. She reassured us that she's been to many weddings like this and they always work out just fine. Any thoughts on this?