Adding a Large Wedding Dais Could Save You Big Reception Dollars

by Bryce Gruber

A large wedding dais could rescue your wedding budget

Before you run to slash your floral and open bar budgets to save your reception from bankrupting your household, you may want to try rearranging your tables before anything else — because wedding Ariel and Monique Banks from Monique Banks Party! say that’s the key to instantly saving loads of cash on your reception.

Photographer is Todd Shapera, Hudson Mercantile, New York City, Wedding Event Planner – Monique Banks, Florals – Bastille Flowers and Events

“Arrange your table seating to include more guests per table and therefore have less tables overall. You will be saving on the number of centerpieces, linens and servers for each of the tables you are able to eliminate. If you are at maximum capacity for your venue, your guests will appreciate the additional space between the tables, giving more freedom of movement, making the room more comfortable as well as giving it a more sleek and functional look.”

A dais could save you thousands in additional rentals

The experienced planners suggest that using a large wedding dais in addition to other larger, communal tables at your reception can save thousands of dollars. “We have been able to save our clients thousands of dollars by proposing this design. For example, we planned an exquisite event at a New York City rooftop wedding in which the bride and groom opted to use just three communal tables, one of which was double in length as the other two, allowing for an incredibly sleek look, saving them a significant amount of money on centerpieces but never compromising the beauty and sophistication of their reception.”

Photographer is Todd Shapera, Hudson Mercantile, New York City, Wedding Event Planner – Monique Banks, Florals – Bastille Flowers and Events

The benefits don’t end at saved dollars on linens and floral arrangements though, because it also saves the bride and groom the stress-inducing headaches of planning so many seating charts. Imagine just saying to your family they’re all at the wedding dais and that’s that.

Some key notes to pull a large wedding dais off:

  • Opt for large, architectural centerpieces for these communal dais-style tables.
  • Consider keeping everything light, and bright for a modern look.

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