Post # 1
Has anyone ever put a different number of people at each table?
I am thinking about doing this since I have a lot of people of 3 coming and don’t want to split them up since they won’t know anyone else.
For example nine people at table 1…ten people table 2… Nine people at table 3….eight people at table 4…so on and so forth.
Is anyone else doing this? Will it totally look weird?
Post # 3
We did this to keep people that knew each other together, so we had tables of 7, 8 and 9. Worked out fine. I didn’t hear any grumblings of too much or too little room at tables.
Post # 4
I haven’t done my seating chart yet but I am sure it will be uneven. It doesn’t make sense to split people up just to have the exact amount of people at every table.
Post # 5
Remember to be aware that cramming 10 people around a table that comfortably fits eight, may not be the best experience for your guests.
Post # 6
I think that maybe you should keep trying different arrangements. It’s uncomfortable when ten people are crammed into a table for eight.
Post # 7
I think it would be fine. Even if there aren’t seating plans, people hardly ever take up every seat at a table anyway. I don’t think anyone would mind at all.
Post # 8
I think her tables are for 10, she was asking about putting less than 10 people at a table instead of splitting up guest just to fill all 10 spots. OP correct me if I am wrong.
Post # 9
aheavel- I believe you are correct that tables are big enough to seat 10, but I can choose to do eight. I don’t think the venue has tables for 10 and tables for eight….
Post # 10
We did this. We even had a mix of different-sized tables: 60″ and 72″. In general the 60″ tables had between 6-9 guests, and the 72″ tables had between 10-12.
In fact, my MIL’s table was supposed to have 7 people, and there was another table of her friends and family with 6. We had two last-minute cancellations at her table, and one last-minute addition at the other table. I didn’t want her table to be so sparse, so we actually merged them into one big 12-top.
The flexibility made the seating chart much easier.
Post # 11
Our tables held up to 8 ppl max, but we had some with only 5 and it all looked fine. Better to have more tables with fewer ppl at them if it helps you to group guests “properly”, I think.
Post # 12
Our tables held up to 10 people max but we had tables ranging from 7 to 10 people to keep groups together. I think it’s totally fine.
Post # 13
I’m purposefully doing this. I think it helps create more intimacy. Meaning, someone isn’t stuck at a table because they will fill it in.