Post # 1
I have been working on our seating chart for literally a week (that darn thing!) and I have tried my best to put people together that will get along with each other or know each other. It looks like out of 9 tables we will have 2 tables of 8, 2 with 9, 2 with 7 and 3 with 6.
Is this going to look bad? One table with 9 people on it we can’t really split up, but the other we could work something out. Our venue recommended that we had tables of 6-8 but that no more than 2 tables of 9 would be acceptable too.
Post # 2
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
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
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
- 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
No, my tables were all over the place and I don’t think anybody noticed/minded.
Post # 7
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
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
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 # 10
AugustBlossom: No one will notice.
Post # 11
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
Uneven numbers are ok as long as you are not jamming too many people (9) into a table meant for 8 or less.