(Closed) how many chairs per row?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Where are you having it and who is setting it up?  If you’re having it at a venue, they should be able to help you.  If you’re setting it up, you’ll be able to figure it out once you get it going.  We set up our own chairs, and just kind of moved things around until it made sense.

Post # 4
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would aim for 8 per row, per side. So then, youll have 16 per total row, which means you will only need 9 or 10 rows.(Don’t forget that you won’t need seats for you or your wedding party when you determine exactly how many chairs you need after your RSVPs are returned!)

Post # 5
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’d say eight per side should work fine as long as it fits your venue. At 16 per row, you could do 10 rows so you’d have just a few extra seats.

Post # 6
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you are responsible for setting them up yourself, I would do 6 or 8 in the first few rows, and 8 or 10 in the remaining.  No one ever sits in all the seats up front, and if you only order exactly enough there won’t be seats for everyone.

Plan on an extra row or 2 to accommodate people who leave space between themselves and those who don’t want to sit towards the front because they aren’t sure how many seats will be reserved. 

Also, the rows towards the front have a hard time seeing you if they are as wide as the rows behind them, especially if the chairs are set straight instead of at an angle.

Good luck!

Post # 8
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@lindsaygibson13: i’m in the same boat as you. we will have 150-160 guests outdoor on our property and i’m having a tough time figuring out how many rows to do…

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