(Closed) Table help

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is 10 to a table too much?
    Yes : (4 votes)
    29 %
    No : (9 votes)
    64 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think tables of 10 would be fine – more people to talk to.  You might just want to to check the size of your tables at your venue to ensure it can accommodate 10 chairs.

    Post # 4
    1816 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    What size is your table?  If the tables can accommodate ten chairs, then go for it.  If it is going to be a tight squeeze for your guests, then I would stick to tables of eight (comfort should take priority).  You can always ask the florist to make the arrangements less expensive (make smaller or substitute flowers) or perhaps you could alternate between the $75 arrangements and a different less expensive one.

    Post # 5
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    10 is really squeezing people in!  Assuming 60″ tables.  It’s a lot when you consider how much goes on a table – plates, chargers, multiple glasses per plate, napkins, steak knives, centerpieces, favors, menu cards, water pitcher, salad plate, bread, butter, spreader knife, salt/pepper, candles, table #’s + room for personal items like purses, cameras, glasses from the bar etc.  Our caterer recommended only 8.  If you really have to maybe to 8-9.

    Post # 6
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Our venue said 7-9 but 10 CAN fit. I wouldnt worry to much about it until you get your RSVP #’s back

    Post # 7
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    What kind of reception are you having? If it’s buffet style not everyone will be sitting at the same time. Regardless if a venue tells you that they can seat 10 per table I’d be okay with it since they have more experience with events and would have a good idea of what works.

    Post # 8
    2249 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I would plan for 8 per table and you will get some “no” rsvps! we were doing a mix of long 8 person tables and small round 4 person tables and we were able to eliminate 4, 4 person tables which saved me on linnens and rentals! (I did diy centerpieces so it was too late for that)

    If you plan for 8 per and have more yes’s than you expect you can squeeze people in without having to up your budget. I like to err on the side of overestimating!

    Post # 9
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We’ll be seating 10 per table to cut down on the number of tables with a big guest list. No big deal!

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