Post # 1
So we will have around 80 people total at our wedding (including us), and as such we planned out 8 people per table. With this in mind, I determined the number of bottles of wine we’d need with dinner, the number of vases to buy, the number of centrepieces to order, etc. You get the idea…
Well, this morning, someone suggests to my fiance that it might be nice to have more tables at the reception rather than less. So he wants to switch the tables to 6 guests per table. This means I’d need 4 more bottles of wine, 2 more centrepieces, and 2 more vases. Seeing as we’re not paying for the wedding, I don’t think it’s fair to my parents to say “surprise. we need an extra $200 for this”.
The venue already told us their round tables comfortably seat 8 people. Do you think I should just go with the flow? In all honesty we might have some tables with just 6 people since we have some no RSVP’s, but I know we won’t have enough no’s to make it a “moot point” so to speak.
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@Mulan05: Why would you want more tables? To take up more room? To make obstacles for people to move around? If they’re standard banquet rounds, 8 WILL fit comfortably. We had 9 at some tables due to some people RSVPing without a +1, kids, etc.
It sounds like your Fiance doesn’t have an actual reason for wanting to do this….
Does he understand the extra cost and effort this will result in? Tell him to handle it – LOL!
Post # 4
As long as the tables are large enough to seat 8 (which it sounds like they are), I’d actually prefer 8 to 6. We had some no-shows and last minute cancellations that resulted in two of our tables only having 5. They looked sparse and the people were far apart from each other. We also noticed that a lot of the people from these tables migrated to other tables because there wasn’t a lot of interaction going on. The more full tables seemed to have a lot more conversation and activity.
Post # 5
@mchitt329: Lol. He wants more tables to take up more room and make the area look more full. Which, to me … is ridiculous! I guess I just wanted to confirm it sounded so ridiculous before I say it’s a nice idea, but here’s the added cost, so no lol.
They’re the standard banquet tables.
In all honesty, we do have tons of room – we could have 25 tables and still have plenty of room, but that’s not really the point.
Post # 6
Full tables look better and make people more comfortable and social. Empty tables feel like you are at a bad party. If he wants the room to full, just move the tables a few more feet apart.