(Closed) Help with this crazy problem.

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll:
    7 : (0 votes)
    8 : (8 votes)
    40 %
    9 : (1 votes)
    5 %
    10 : (11 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    1820 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Let’s do the math… if you have a 60″ (diameter) round table, the table circumference is 188″ (c = d x pi).  Each person needs at least 18″ of space for a place setting, moving room, etc.  If you divide 188 by 18, you get just over 10, so a 60″ will comfortably seat 10.  You COULD squeeze in 11, but it would be a squeeze.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Our caterer warned us of this.  They like to seat 8 guests at 60″ tables.  They showd us photos of 10 per table and it looks crowded – esp once you add your flowers, wine, bread butter, water, favors, napkins, charger plates, numbers, menus etc.  I’d stick with 8-10. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    2030 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    It really depends on your chairs. We rented chiavari chairs and we could fit up to 10 per table. We had to rent those because the chairs provided by our venue were very wide (like conference room chairs) and could only fit 7 per table.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2008 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I had 60″ round tables and was told that 8 is best and 10 can really be a squeeze but is possible.  So I would say maybe go with 9?

    Post # 8
    Member
    5922 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I work for a hotel, and I would definitely not do more than 8.  We did 9 once and it was WAY too tight.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Our venue told us 8.  We had to squeeze in 9 at one table due to having an odd person out, and it was a little cramped.  10 would be SO crowded.

    Post # 10
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    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Our venue said we could fit 10, but ideally 8.  So we had a couple tables with 9.  If you have to squeeze 9 or even 10 to a table, maybe try to make sure its filled with people that already know each other. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have the same tables…I would say 8 so people have elbow room.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We were told 8-10 for 5 foot tables.  We’re trying to stick with 8 when possible, but up to 10 seems to work, especially if some of the people at the table are small!

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