Enter my mom with her handy dandy Total 3D Home Deluxe computer program. My parent's have been in a never ending remodel and mom has used this program for years nows. When I told her what I wanted to do, she jumped on her program and started mapping it out. Yesterday she sent me two files, one of the yard and one with the layout for the back patio.
Here is the yard/reception area:
The 2 blue "tent" squares are where the tables will be going. The rental company already told us that 4 round tables fit in each so I found this layout online to help with the table placement and eventual seating chart:
This is what the tents look like from the outside:
We will be seating 10 at each round table, and I was told that our tents do not have the center pole like the first diagram so we will have a little extra room.
Here is the ceremony site:
All the red squares are the white folding chairs we are renting.
Do you think half our guests will mind standing? Would you be offended if you had to stand? I have been causally passing the word that this is the case, just so there is not a surprise.