(Closed) How many people per 72-inch table?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: How many people would you put at a 72" table with chargers?

    10 people

    12 people

    Mix it up - some 10, some 12

  • Post # 2
    3187 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    sunshadebride :  12 is the absolute max you can fit; but it’s a bit squished and i would avoid doing so if you can. 10 is what comfortably fits at a 72 inch table, and 8 is what is the minimum before the table starts to feel empty. so you can fit 8-12 people, with 10 being the ideal.

    Post # 3
    3848 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    sunshadebride :  Ten is comfortable.  We mixed 8 and 10.  

    Post # 4
    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    If you’re using charger plates don’t go over 10. They take up way more space and the usual recommended with chargers is 8. 

    Post # 5
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    My dinner table is 77 and we only have 6 seats and its a bit small

    Post # 6
    3046 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    I would do 8-10, especially if you plan on having chargers or any other table decor taking up room. I’d rather know guests have enough space to be comfortable than try to fit a max amount suggested. There are 10 rectangular 30×96 tables at the park we chose. Website claims each *seats 8 comfortably* but we went last weekend and I told Fiance there’s no way I’m ok cramming 4 people on each side. 6 per table seems to work perfectly. 

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