FI and I are having a small, simple wedding (no bridal party) so there isn't a need for a rehearsal, but we're still hosting a dinner for family the night before the wedding. There could be as many as 20+ people in attendance, or as few as 14, depending on who is able to go.
FI's parents are divorced (and both are remarried) and are NOT on good terms. They will not say more than hi to each other. I'm concerned about a seated dinner with so few people being really awkward, like they would almost be forced to interact, and there wouldn't be much of a buffer. Would it be weird if we didn't have one big table where everyone ate together, but made it more casual — maybe more like a cocktail party? And had small separate tables for people to eat and mingle?
Any other ideas?