(Closed) How many people per table???????? What is the perfect amount?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2680 posts
Sugar bee

It depends on the size of your tables. 

If they are 60" rounds, it is 8-10 people (8 comfortably), 66" rounds are 10-12 people (10 comfortably) and 72" rounds are 12-14 people (12 comfortably)

If your guests are not larger people then you can seat the larger amount at each table and they will not be too squished.  If some of your guests are larger or you like to have alot of elbow room, I would suggest seating the smaller amount at each table.

Post # 4
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

It also can depend on how many people are attending/how many fit into your room. For example, my tables could fit anywhere in between 8-12, and and I chose 7-9 people per table after considering a number of factors:

For example, I had 73 guests, and a room that fit up to 120 people. If I did 12 people per table (i.e. 6-7 tables), I’d save $ on centerpieces & linens (since those are costs broken down by table), but the room would look real empty, since it fits up to 120 people, and would usually have more like 10-12 tables in it. So, even though it cost me more $ in centerpieces & linens, I went with 9 tables of 7-9 people, because that way the room looked more filled up, and the guests had plenty of room and were comfortable.

Post # 6
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I personally prefer less people, just because I find it really hard to interact with everyone I’m seated with any weddings anyway, especially at round tables. That’s why I’m doing long tables =P. But depending on how your room is laid out, there may be better options. I know it’s also popular nowadays to mix different table sizes and shapes, which could be kind of fun?

Post # 7
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

naangel55 is right. It depends on the size of the table. The way it was explained to me- since we are having 60" round tables- if you want your guests to have enough space to bring their elbows up side to side without hitting another person; 8 people per table will be comfortable whereas 10 people is somewhat tight/snug.

Post # 8
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Can you mix and have some tables of 8, 10 or 12? It gives you some flexibility in terms of who to seat with who as well. Has your venue told you the size of the tables?

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