(Closed) Seating Chart Question – How many to a table??

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I think we’re going to end up in the same boat. We’ll just have some tables with less people than others. I don’t think anyone will even notice fi there are less people at their table! 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

There is no rule that says you have to fill up the table with the most people. The only reason that I could see is that less tables is less centerpieces and there fore saving some money. I also have 8 people to a table and I have a couple tables that are only 7 people and that is fine. I want people to enjoy themselves at their tables and with people they know if it is possible. Leaving some tables with less then 8 is completely fine. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yeah don’t worry about it!  Just MAKE SURE your venue knows that you don’t need the extra place settings, as that might throw off the look of your tables 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Even if people do notice, I don’t think that they’ll care.  There is going to be so many things going on during your reception, your guests won’t be counting how many people there are to a table. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Remember, your guests wont be sitting their all evening.  They will be up dancing, talking to friends, getting cake, etc.  They might notice that there is one person missing from their table, but they won’t care.  They will be having too good a time.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It’s definitely OK to have tables of 7 or 6 if the extra place settings are removed.  The only thing I would keep in mind is that you’ll end up having more tables if you have a lot of tables of 6 or 7.  If your venue is big, then it’s not a problem, but if it’s smaller, it’s something to think about.

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