By being our guest you will help settle a minor dispute concerning our reception. Please be honest and add a note if necessary. Thank you for your participation.
We have budgeted for a max of 250 ppl including WP, we also decided we do not want our guest standing in long lines making their feet hurt for a buffet style meal. So sit down dinner it is. We are now debating how many servers will be sufficient and whether or not to open reception room during the cocktail hour.
As for the servers, I say 4 he said 2. I want everyone to finish dinner about the same time, plus I don't think it would be fair for ppl to still be eating and we're getting the party started, or waiting 20 minutes for a glass of water. He said it can all be done with 2 servers.
As for the reception room I say have it open so ppl can fill in their menu options, know where their sitting, the Coordinator doesn't have to rush ppl to their seat when we arrive,they can mingle and servers can collect and set them up as needed. He said keep it closed because ppl will be changing tables and they can fill it when seated and still not miss the important stuff....but I'm thinking who wants to stand for an hour.. I'm not renting any more tables, chair or linens!!!
I know doing either way would probably be ok but I want a elegant, well planned and a happy guest reception.....I want FABULOUS NOT fine!!!
As a guest would you prefer having.....
1. 2 or 4 servers?
2. Open or Closed reception room during cocktail hour.