(Closed) Seating chart help

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

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
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894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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.

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