The dreaded seating plan! Need help please!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@missjewels:  I am also using 60″ round tables and I am also trying to group the tables according to people that know each other, etc.  My smallest table has 7 and my largest has 10.  I think 6 might look a little sparse, but if you have the room and the extra tables, why not?


Post # 4
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We have the round tables which seat 10. Originally when i first attempted the seating plan i had 2 tables of 9, 3 tables of 7 and 1 table of 6. It definately looked a little sparse compared to the other tables so i reworked it to have 3 tables of 7 and 3 tables of 8.

Just keep working on it until you can find a happy medium. I’m sure you will find another way of doing it that works a lot better because there are more ways than one.


Post # 5
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I just had my wedding with the same table sizes.  We had a couple of tables that we ended up only having 6.  One of those tables had 2 of our 3 no-shows of the night! But seriously, no one is going to notice.  We just set the table as if for 8, but obviously only 6 (or 4..) people were actually seated there.  Do the nice thing for your guests and seat them with the people they will have a better time with, and I promise, no one will ever notice or think it looks weird. 


Post # 6
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@missjewels:  We are having seats of 6, 7 and 9.  Should be fine.

Post # 7
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

6 at a table is fine.  I have had 3 daughters get married and I find the seating chart to be very easy.  My number one rule is not mixing the families because, in all honesty, they don’t give a rip about “getting to know each other” and I don’t want to make things awkard during dinner.

I come up with the seating plan for our side of the family, ask MOG/FOG to list who should be together in their family, and ask my DD and her FI to tell me what friends to put together.  Done.

At the last wedding we had a table of 6, a table of 5, and a completely empty (intentional) table of 8 because DD’s biomom’s family is big on bringing uninvited guests and I wanted an insurance plan in case the worst happened.  No one noticed these tables as they were busy eating, visiting, and dancing.  Please cross this off your worry list.

Post # 8
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We ended up with a table of four at a 48″ round, and while it did admittedly look sparse, nobody really cared. The events coordinator for the restaurant assured me it would be fine on the day of, and she was right!

ETA: You’ll be fine. Honestly, nobody will care even if they do notice the extra space. Everyone will just be focused on being happy for you on your special day 🙂

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