Seating Chart HELP!!!

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 2
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would definatly do 8 to a table if you can. Much more comfortable for everyone. 

We we tried to mix it up but also make sure everyone had someone they knew at the table (other than their spouse/date). So we’d sit 2 couples from DH’s work with 2 couples from my work. That way, they could mingle, but also had people they knew to talk to. 

Post # 3
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016


10 is pretty squishy. Go with 8 per table.

You could sit them with at least one person they know and a few new faces? That might make people more comfortable while encouraging mingling.

Post # 4
567 posts
Busy bee

Engaged1026:  definitely 8 and try to stick to having at least one other person or couple at the table that someone knows. that way they can mingle but have a “fail proof” person to socialize with if needed

Post # 5
3646 posts
Sugar bee

We did half with 8 and half with 9, at a 5 foot table. For a shower, when we had chiavari chairs, we did all 9s.

Post # 6
7025 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Engaged1026:  I say it’s definitely preferable to put people with other people they know, where possible. Especially with families, because a wedding is a bit of a family event, and family members like to catch up with each other.

Where you can’t put everyone in one group at the same table (e.g. 12 family members, so they need one and a half tables), I agree that similar age is the next best thing.

But I’d rather be at a table of 8 with half of them strangers, than squished onto a 10 person table of family members. 

Post # 7
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

Engaged1026:  I found it easier to group people in tables with 8 people. 10 is okay too but I think that it can be a little far from other peple if it is a bigger table.

I agree that mixing family together is good – I always found it weird when the two families are completely apart. We are doing one table that has FI’s mom, my parents, the Priest and some older relatives together. Another table will have my siblings and FI’s siblings together. It’s just nice to mix it up if you are able to.

Post # 8
1312 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

I kept families together except for my oldest niece and her boyfriend, who I put at a table with other couples and a couple of single guests.  She’s 19 and I felt like defining her relationship more instead of making her feel like they were with the kids pretty much.

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