Post # 1
I’m having a terrible time trying to assign my guests to tables for the reception. It will be 10 people to a table. What if I can only get 9 or 8 people to a few tables so? Has anyone had experience with this situation?
Please I need help and thank you in advance!
Post # 2
You don’t *have* to put 10 people at each table. Some can be 8’s, some can be 9’s… ask your venue for a floor plan and note how many will be at each table.
Post # 3
Jill Kuethe :
My tables sat 6 (round) or 8 rectangle, but I definitely had a few with 5, 7, or 9 depending on the group at each table. I wasn’t going to split up families or close friends to hit an exact number.
Post # 4
Yup. Our tables either sat 8 or 12, and we put a few parties of 10 or 11 at the bigger tables. It was just way easier.
Post # 5
My tables can fit up to 10. I know some tables will only have 7, but people want to sit next to friends, not strangers.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
Our tables seat either 8 or 10 size wise.
We have some 7s, some 8s and a 9.
Don’t stress over it – some people will just have more elbow room 🙂
Post # 7
My tables sat 10 ppl. I put people in groups or at tables that I knew they’d like to sit with. Not every table had 10 ppl.
Post # 8
Okay thank you all so much!! I feel a little better now. I should be hearing back from my reception hall person today too to talk to her about it.
Post # 9
Jill Kuethe :
tables that seat 10 usually look exactly the same with 8 or 9; I think 6 is the fewest recommended at that size (because it starts to look spares). Just make tables of 8-10 and you’ll be fine.
Post # 10
I personally would LOVE if there was a bit less people at my table because then I’d have more room. My tables also seat up to 10 people. I’m trying to keep them to about 8 people each. Think of it as a positive!
Post # 11
And why is this a problem?
Post # 12
Well I didn’t say it was a problem. Considering this is my first wedding, I wasn’t sure if not having a full 10 people to a table was an issue or not and asked for some help and others opinions to make sure I was on the right track. Everyone else has been very helpful as these forums are made to help and encourage others when planning such a big event like this.
Post # 13
the “problem” of this can be if you are already at your room max # and you don’t fill each table there isn’t room to add more tables. (ie if you room fits 150 in 15 tables of 10 and you end up with 17 tables because you have a few 7s and 9s then you need to find someplace to put those 2 extra tables)
Also more tables = more table clothes, centerpieces etc which at $100+ per table could end up $$$
its definitely not life and death but just be aware of those things
Post # 14
Our caterer told us that putting 10 people at the 10-person tables often ends up very crowded. So we had varying tables of 7, 8, and 9. It was totally fine… we also didn’t pay by the table, so we had an extra table or 2 based on that method of seating people.
Post # 15
Your venue can just take away a chair or two if you tell them how many will be at each table. Our tables varied between 6 and 9 people and you could barely notice they were different. Getting people into exactly even groups of 8 would have been impossible.