Seating chart 10 person tables with odd numbers help!!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
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Sugar bee
  • 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 🙂 

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Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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 # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

And why is this a problem?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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. 

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