Uneven table seating at weddings, does it look bad ?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
1192 posts
Bumble bee

I think it will look fine. And I’m sure you’re guests will be more appreciative of your thoughtful seating chart and having a good time, than worrying or judging that the tables didn’t have equal numbers of people on them. 

Post # 3
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

No it’s fine. I did the same thing. Our tables sat 10 but some of them only had 7, 8, 9, etc. I doubt anyone noticed.


Post # 4
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I dont think anyone will be counting chairs.  As long as your guests fit comfortably and know a person/people sitting with them they will be plenty happy.

Post # 5
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

AugustBlossom:  Are all the tables the same size? Are they all meant to sit 10 people? The tables with six people may notice big gaps … We are doing tables of 8 and our co-ordinator told us not to have anything less than five people.

Post # 6
1178 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No, my tables were all over the place and I don’t think anybody noticed/minded.

Post # 7
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

7, 8, 9 people tables,  can you combine the 3 6-person tables to 2 tables of 9? or something.  i think the 6 person tables are going to look empty.

Post # 8
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My tables were all 8-10. It’s definitely not a huge problem if all the tables are not even. I agree the 6 may be a little empty – and may be a little awkward if the people at that table don’t know each other well. Good luck 🙂 

Post # 9
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My tables are all between 7 and 10 people. The one 7 person table can’t be helped, I’ve sort of shrugged it off at this point.

Post # 11
2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

AugustBlossom:  As long as your table size can fit that many seats comfortably, that sounds great! No one will notice and everyone will be happy that you were so thoughtful with your seating chart.

Post # 12
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Uneven numbers are ok as long as you are not jamming too many people (9) into a table meant for 8 or less.

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