Post # 1
So, I’m trying to get a rough idea of what our seating plan will look like and I’ve run into a few issues. Basically one person too many on a few tables and they aren’t people we can just tack onto another table…
Originally for the top table I was thinking the two of us, both sets of parents, his two best men and my two head bridesmaids. My thinking was that the younger bridesmaids would sit at the other tables so they’d be close to family.
A potential solution I’ve come up with to the one-too-many-on-some-tables issue would be to move the bridesmaids to the top table. If we did that, it’d be an extra 4 people at the top table making 14 in total.
We can get whatever length table we need so I don’t need to worry about crushing people in, I’m just concerned about it being too many people and it becoming impersonal and less special in some way?
Did any of you have a large top table like this? Do you think it’s too many people or can we work with it?
Post # 2
Ours had 14 people and I didn’t consider that large. Most I’ve been to all had at least 14-18 people. I wouldn’t worry about it at all. We didn’t have the ushers sit with us or we would have had 16, which I would have been fine with that number too. We just had us, the bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Post # 3
MrsN14: oh I’m relieved to hear that! everything online suggested I was crazy! thank you 🙂
Post # 4
We had 16, and I don’t think that was too many at all. My brother and SIL had 18 and that was fine too!
Post # 5
Kayla0416: I’ll go for it then! :)<br />it really does solve all of our problems at the moment. the venue has a limited amount of the wooden tables we want and this leaves us with some spare chairs for our photographer and the odd plus one of the top table attendees.
Post # 6
beckyberry: Ours had 14 too! You will be fine!
Post # 7
beckyberry: we had 14 and it was perfectly fine. the only time you are going to be sitting is the meal anyways. after that you are mingling and dancing all night.
Post # 8
you’ve really put my mind at ease! now just to figure out how to decorate the top table since it’s the only one that will have table linens, all the more fun to figure out 🙂