Due to space constraints at your reception venue, sometimes you have to place a few tables on the dance floor. Of course the catering staff will remove them after dinner and before your first dance. Think about who you seat at that table. Try not to place any of the more senior guests at these tables. Those guests tend to prefer to stay seated most of the night. Instead, sit some of your high school and college friends there. They will most likely be “up and about” (hopefully dancing!) after dinner and are the most likely of your guests not to be offended when they are asked to move.
Make sure the catering captain knows that these tables are the first to be served dinner after the bride and groom, the bridal party, and the parents’ tables. This will give these guests ample time to eat and relax before they are asked to relocate.