(Closed) Does it look OK to seat only six people at a 60 inch table?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@LaughLines:  The recommended standard spacing is twenty-four inches per place setting. The only way you could get ten people at a sixty-inch table is to squeeze them into one foot each — which is far too crowded. Twenty-inches each is actually slightly crowded, but workable. Which means six people per sixty-inch table is perfect.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I might put 7 or 8 chairs there. The ladies at the table will be happy for an extra chair where they can put a purse.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’ll be fine. We had a few tables of only 6 at our wedding because of no-shows and it didn’t look or feel weird to anyone. No one will even notice.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am planning in putting 6 people at each of my 60″ tables. 8 just looked too crowded. Here is a picture of teh 60″ round with 8 chairs (obviously it will be decorated and prettier for the wedding lol)

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We had a couple of 6 top 60 inch tables at our wedding and it seemed ok.  Our caterer said the max was 8 comfortably.  I think it would be just fine.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had 6-9 at our tables.  The circumference of a 60″ table is 188 inches.  So it breaks down as follows . . .

10 people = 18.8″ per place

8 people = 24″ per place

6 people = 32″ per place

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@aspasia475:  I love that you know this! 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wouldn’t say 6 is preferred over 8.  I think 8 is the ideal, and you can try to fudge a couple either way.  8 people gives you the 24″ in between that aspasia recommended.  So I wouldn’t go changing things to make it 6, but I wouldn’t stress about your 6 tables either!  The table towards the front right of this pic has 8 chairs to give you an idea.  I think it it plenty of room. 

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@LaughLines:  I think I’ll go for 8, avoid 10, but not worry about 6

Yup that’s what we did!  Best of luck, figuring out the seating was one of my least favorite parts of planning!  That pic is from my wedding/venue. We just got our pro pics in, so I’m obviously finding a way to inject them into every thread I can haha. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My venue tried to tell me that 5″ tables were for 8, and 6″ tables were for 10.  I used 6″ tables for 8, and a 5″ table for 6.  Everyone was comfortable and there was space for serving dishes (we had family-style service for dinner). 

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