Post # 1
So I am starting to do the seating plan and we have 60′ round tables. The venue says 8 to a table, 9 is ok but not 10.
My problem is that I have 3 sets of 6 that make sense together and to separate them for the sake of 8 to a table would leave an odd couple out at each table.
Can I seat 6 to a 60′ table and it look ok? My mom thinks it would look weird but this is a better seating for who the guests sit with…what do you think? Thank You!
Post # 3
@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
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
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
@missjewels: We are having seats of 6, 7 and 9. Should be fine.
Post # 7
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
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 🙂