Post # 1
Have 165 people coming to wedding.
19 people will be at my head table.
146 people will be guests. We are doing charger plates. Trying to save money, but also don’t want guests to feel squished.
Hotel is saying 12 people works, but originally told us 10. Curious how others have felt. If anyone has photos to help, that’s awesome.
Am considering mixing it up also to help keep table count down, some 12-people and some 10-people tables.
8 tables for 12, 5 tables for 10 for example would make 13 tables.
Thanks all for this likely asked-alot question.
P.S. Somethin else I have to keep note of is we have 165 people coming, but Mother-In-Law is trying to now add max like 4-5 people… we’ve expressed multitple times we want the count as is and to stop adding, but if for some reason she pushes it, we’d be at 170 max.
Post # 2
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
Ten is comfortable. We mixed 8 and 10.
Post # 4
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
My dinner table is 77 and we only have 6 seats and its a bit small
Post # 6
- 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.