Massive ballroom weddings where the bride arrives in a charriot aren't for everybody. Personally, the thought of being crammed around into an event venue with 300 of my closest family and friends makes me a little queezy but if that's your jam, jam on.
For those of that require something a little more personal (or the risk of a global pandemic scourging the modern world presents some level of pause on mass gatherings), we can offer some ideal seating and table options that might not have been practical or possible with a larger wedding and venue.
Rustic venues and cafes have long been familiar with Cross Back Chairs but what about everybody else?
You shouldn't miss out on a customer just because your inventory only allows for Jay Gatsby and the funky bunch with the big band wedding options like chiavari chairs and other signature chairs.
With the modern farmhouse movement in full swing and not going anyway anytime soon, the cross back chair trend will continue to be a popularized trend.
Purchasing cross back chairs would be a wise move to match the other rising trend with that is smaller, cozier events. You don't want to get to the 1 yard line and not score because you suddenly don't have the ball in your hands.
The classic cafe style chair, you've probably seen in any modern bistro, pub, or even restaurant.
Bentwood Chairs are sophisticated, yet familiar and would work well in any outdoor venue like a winery or in an indoor, rustic setting like a farmhouse or tent.
What makes these chairs a great option for special events is just like the cross back chairs, they stack. Stacking is key for storage and ability to move in transport.
With a smaller wedding, you give the option to the brides that they don't need to sacrifice their dream aesthetic.
Customers like options. With a smaller events, there's no reason not to give it to them.
Save your plastic and wood folding banquet tables for the mardi gras themed bash.
Don't get me wrong, wood and plastic folding tables are an integral part of any successful venue and party rental company.
They're the milk and bread of your inventory. They'r not going anywhere. Sometimes a smaller meal calls for different ingredients, like our 60'' Round Reclaimed Elm Farm Table.
Not only does this table look great with wood cross back chairs, it's also a simple yet chic match for bentwood chairs.
With farm tables as your reception tables, there's also the opportunity to dress it up with accessories and be creative. Maybe the bride has her own tableware ideas for her dream day and that's something you can take advantage of.
What the round farm table encourages that longer banquet tables can't is more socialization.
Plus if the you're worried about making up for empty space with a smaller attended wedding, the round shape of the tables should help take care some of that.
Bigger wedding venues shouldn't shy away from customers who want smaller guest lists and cozier venues shouldn't relegate themselves to just hosting cocktail parties and baby showers. Anybody can learn to play in the symphony, they just need the right instruments!
EventStable is here and ready to help you every step of the way so when that customer requests deep tracks only, you're more than ready to answer the bell.
Author: Connor Rusinko
Connor is the E-commerce specialist and analyst at EventStable. He resides in West Hartford, Connecticut with many leather bound books that make his apartment smell of rich mahogany. You can find him in a local 30+ men's league still hanging on that dream of making it to the NBA