(Closed) Table Assignments

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Member
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

having tables that range from 7 to 9 seems fine, but to have a bunch with 10 then a couple with 6 seems a bit awkward. can you add a person or two to the tables of 6 so they’re a little more balanced with the others?  i’d be concerned about hurt feelings of folks sitting at a table with only 6 when there are so many table with more people.

as far as is it ok?  i don’t think there is an etiquette rule about it.  i think if you’re ok with it – that’s what really matters.  although i’m sure someone will disagree.

Post # 4
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6573 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i think it would be ok, but then you’ll probably end up with more tables than if you just made them all even, so you’ll have to buy more centerpieces, linens, etc. that’s why we just decided to say the people will deal with sitting where we put them.

Post # 5
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2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it will be fine. Since the whole room is going to be filled with tables, nobody is really going to notice if you have fewer people at one table than at another. In some cases it just didn’t work out to have an even 10 at tables, so ours varied a little as well.

Post # 6
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762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow! Already working on the seating chart? I’m always behind.

I have been aiming for tables of 10 for the main floor and 8 for the upper level because that’s what are venue provides. But there are a few that are not quite full and I figure if there are some guests who don’t RSVP and show up they can sit there, but i’m trying to keep it as close as possible for $$ purposes.

Just remember, every table is another tablecloth and another centerpiece. Also, some of your guests may enjoy meeting eachother. Like cousins from your side and his that are the same age? i don’t think every table has to have the same though!

Post # 7
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1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Did you get all your RSVP’s back already!?!  My wedding is July 3rd and we’re still waiting for the stragglers so I can start my seating chart.  I almost started it early, but we were really surprised about who was saying yes and no – some of the “definitely” people aren’t coming and visa versa.

Post # 8
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762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@evabostonterrier-That’s what I was thinking too!I’m going to be doing my seating chart the day before! Lol. I’ve actually started working with what we have but there are still about 25 people we haven’t heard from.

Post # 10
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

How are you planning on serving dinner?  Is it buffet style or family style?  My fiance and I met with our caterer, who told us she prefers to have tables of 10.  It might not make a difference, but it’s better to check and make sure!!  If it isn’t an issue with your dinner style, then do whatever makes most sense to you!  =)

Post # 11
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2066 posts
Buzzing bee

How big are your tables?  It would look weird to have 6 people at the same size table that seats 10 people.  

I’m working on my seat assignments tonight too.  Its such a pain!

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