Formal Sit Down Weddings

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Sit Down Wedding Hire & Styling

If you are looking to plan a more traditional style of wedding then a sit down format is the way to go. There are pros and cons to a sit down wedding. It all comes down to what sort of wedding memories you want to create.
If you want more of a relaxed party style then cocktail is probably a better option. If you like the thought of making sure everyone eats together and at the same time then sit down is probably better.
Sit down formats can quite often take away from the party atmosphere if not planned right. With a sit down dinner the party energy at your wedding is a lot lower. This is because your guests are quite often seated for most of the night.

The good news is Feel Good Events can help you with expert advice on format , layout and décor. Let us help you make sure your wedding is still a great party. Let us help you create the night of your dreams for both you and your guests. If you are looking for help with your sit down wedding hire & styling contact us today.
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What is a sit down wedding?

Plain and simple a sit down wedding is all your guests seated to have dinner together. This type of wedding is more common and is a more traditional way to celebrate your wedding.
Sit down formats are quite often looked at as a way to thank your guests. This is a thankyou for their support and love and for being there on the day.

Why Choose a Sit Down Wedding

One of the advantages of choosing a sit down format is it allows for more structure if that is what you like. It means you can plan when everyone eats , speeches are done and dancing will start. It also helps to spread out your formalities and use some of the dead time in between courses to do speeches and toast’s.
It also helps with planning in that you know exactly how much furniture you will need to seat everyone. This also helps with how many tables and table décor you need.

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Formal Sit down wedding checklist

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Venue Choice

The first thing to do is choose a venue that will not only suit a sit down format but suit your wedding style. Also make sure it allows enough room for not only tables but dance floor and lounge area as well.

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Venue Decor

Choose decor to match your wedding style such as draping and flowers for around the venue. Decor installations above each table are also quite common for this type of wedding format.and can add the wow factor

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Table Settings

Table settings are super important as they can quite often be a large component of your decorating for this type of wedding. Choose centrepiece’s that dont stop your guests from talking to each other.

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Food & Drinks

Food and drinks plays a large part in this format but can be restricting when it comes to choice. Buffet style sometimes allows for more variety for guests with certain food requirements.

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When deciding layout , think about round or long tables to begin with. Also think about where dance floor and entertainment will be. Keep your guests connected and not too spread out is the key.

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Seating Chart

Seating charts can sometimes be difficult if you have family members that dont know or like each other.You can choose to plan it yourself or let your guests choose a seat for themselves on the day.

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The entertainment you choose needs to be able to mix it up when it comes to types of music during the night. Low key back ground music during dinner and then party music later on works best.

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Hired Help

One thing to consider and can cost more for this format is staffing required. If you are planning catering yourself allow enough staff to serve the amount of guests you have for a sit down meal.

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Lighting options is a bit like music choice when it comes to this format. Soft and moody during dinner and then fun and colourful moving lights for when the party gets going later on.

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Format , time lines , suppliers and anything else you need all organized by our wedding planners.


From your venue to your table settings everything decorated by our expert stylists.

Equipment Hire

Tables , chairs , dance floors , lighting and more. All your hire products for a sit down wedding.

Delivery / Installation

All you need to do is show up as everything will be delivered and installed by us.


A wedding coordinator can be organized to be there with you on the day from start to finish.


Catering from Melbourne’s best companies to feed and wow your guests.



All styles of entertainment can be organized for both during and after your dinner.

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Please Note, there is a minimum spend of $1,000 on equipment to qualify for delivery/pick up (Delivery, Labour & Pick up at additional cost)

If your party equipment hire does not meet the $1,000 minimum spend amount our Do-It-Yourself service (with NO Minimum Spend) may better suit your needs. Visit our Do-It-Yourself page for more information.

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