Odd number of guests per table?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
6449 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I ran into this! I originally tried to fit the same amount at every table and realized it would be nearly impossible. We ended up with tables of 7,8,9,10 and even 11 (our parents were very specific about who they wanted at their table lol). I couldn’t even tell on the day of. I don’t think you should worry about it!

Post # 4
473 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think it’s anything to worry about! 

Post # 5
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No one will notice. Not even you on your wedding day!

Post # 6
1771 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The way my seating chart is going, I’m going to have 8-9 per table as well. It’s not noticeable at all so I wouldn’t worry about it. I used to serve in a banquet hall and even then I never noticed if the tables were uneven.

Post # 7
22124 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

We had each table set for the exact number of guests it had. Only varied between 7-10 like you said. I promise you, no one noticed (not even me) and it didn’t look weird!

Post # 8
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We had the same thing happen. We ended up with all of the tables set for 8 (except for the bridesmaids’ and groomsmens’ tables, which were set for 10), but most of them were 7s, a couple of 8s, a 6, and one 5.

Post # 9
1535 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@brlabrat:  I was just a BM for a friend last month. They had 8 per table and 1 with 9 people. It was in her backyard, so we were setting up plate settings.

When she told me to put 9 at a table, I said “ok” and did it. I honestly never even thought about it again until reading your post.

The only thing is to make sure the 1 person without a date is with people they enjoy and not going to feel awkward

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