Post # 1
Does anyone know if its ok to have tables that are half empty at a wedding or is it better full?
Here’s the deal…my fiance and I worked out the perfect seating arrangement…our tables seats 10. And we have 8 tables with 10 ppl, 2 tables with 9 ppl, and 1 table with 8 people…so overall, it looks “full” and even.
And then my mother in law got involved and is insistant that certain people cannot sit here and these people must sit there. So now, we have 6 tables with 10 ppl, 1 table with 6 ppl, 1 table with 5 ppl, 2 tables with 9 ppl, and 1 table with 8 ppl
My question is, would the Mother-In-Law arrangement look funny in pictures? Isn’t the point of a wedding have strangers and friends meet and the joining of families? Don’t people expect a few people they know and a few strangers all at their table???
I look forward to your advise/suggestions.
Post # 3
I sat at a table with 6 people before which was inteded for 10 and it was awkward to have a half empty table. It was like “what we’re so horrible that you couldn’t find people to sit with us?
I like your arrangement better.
Post # 4
As a guest, I’d much rather be at a table with fewer people than crammed in with 9 others. Most photographers don’t seem to take pictures of the tables anyway,except maybe inadvertantly (unless you request it).
I think whatever way you do it will look fine.
Post # 5
I agree with meowkers. I don’t care about pictures, but it stinks to be at that half-full table… it’s clique-y and feels like you don’t “fit in” with the rest of the guests… Stick with your first arrangement.
Post # 6
ok…yea I figured it would look werid with 2 tables only half full and the ppl at those tables will be like…why didn’t she just merge us together? R we that horrible?
Anyways…I think I’m going to go with my original plan. the Mother-In-Law can suck it…its’ not her wedding, although she acts like it is. She bought 3 dresses and is wearing 2 to the wedding, without asking me. not to mention she also almost ruined by bridal shower by making my mother cry amongst other things…but alas, that’s a whole different story