Post # 1
Hopefully you guys can help me out with this…
We are having approx. 100ppl at our wedding. Our venue has circle tables that seat 8. I am starting to get RSVP’s in and starting to tackling my seating chart. I am finding it impossible to make all the tables have 8 people.
The problem I am running into is when I group the people together, its either 7 or 6 people at some tables, 8 at others. I can’t see making every table 8 ppl without splitting up couples or families, and I dont think that will work.
Is it okay to have some tables only have 7 people??? The table size wouldnt change… it would just have less seats at some tables.
Thanks for any advice.
Post # 3
I think we’re going to end up in the same boat. We’ll just have some tables with less people than others. I don’t think anyone will even notice fi there are less people at their table! 🙂
Post # 4
There is no rule that says you have to fill up the table with the most people. The only reason that I could see is that less tables is less centerpieces and there fore saving some money. I also have 8 people to a table and I have a couple tables that are only 7 people and that is fine. I want people to enjoy themselves at their tables and with people they know if it is possible. Leaving some tables with less then 8 is completely fine.
Post # 5
Yeah don’t worry about it! Just MAKE SURE your venue knows that you don’t need the extra place settings, as that might throw off the look of your tables 🙂
Post # 6
Even if people do notice, I don’t think that they’ll care. There is going to be so many things going on during your reception, your guests won’t be counting how many people there are to a table.
Post # 7
Remember, your guests wont be sitting their all evening. They will be up dancing, talking to friends, getting cake, etc. They might notice that there is one person missing from their table, but they won’t care. They will be having too good a time.
Post # 8
It’s definitely OK to have tables of 7 or 6 if the extra place settings are removed. The only thing I would keep in mind is that you’ll end up having more tables if you have a lot of tables of 6 or 7. If your venue is big, then it’s not a problem, but if it’s smaller, it’s something to think about.