(Closed) Tables for 8 or 10??

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we seat 8 or 10 people at the round tables at the reception??
    8 people : (15 votes)
    63 %
    10 people : (9 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Ooh, could you get the size? I am assuming these are 72″ round tables, right? Even without the chargers, 10 is going to feel SMUSHED. Go with 8 per table if you can. It won’t look too spread out… most people like a little extra elbow room. Good luck!

    Post # 4
    3098 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I had the same issue, and ended up going with 8 per table. It was a good choice, because once I actually saw people sitting at the tables, I realized 10 would have been really crammed.

    Post # 5
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like the 10 person size.  You can do larger centerpieces that way.  The 8 person ones look so cramped.

    Post # 6
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We plan on having 10/table… you’re right, it cuts down on the # of centerpieces and increases the size of the dance floor.  I don’t think it will be too crowded with 10… most weddings I’ve been to have 10-person round tables. 

    Here’s a pic of a set table at our actual venue:



    Post # 8
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee

    Well here are some things to consider:

    1.  Size of wedding – If it’s a small wedding you probably want more tables.  If it’s a big wedding, I’d probably go for less. 

    2.  How big are the tables for seats of 8 vs 10?  I’ve been at a table of 10 many times and haven’t had a problem hitting my neighbor.  If you really want to know, ask ten people from the venue to sit at a table of 8 or 10 to see which is most comfortable.  I’m sure that if you ask nicely the catering staff won’t mind (since you’re paying more than enough for the wedding I’m sure).

    Post # 9
    6 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i also just assumed that i would do 8/table.. but looking at all my inspirational pics, they all do 10/table.  it would cut costs re: centerpieces.. however, i do worry that my venue room may be too big if i go with the 10/table.


    Post # 10
    2470 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    How many guests total? That can also factor in… if you have 240 people for example that makes a difference of 6 tables (30 – 5 tops; 24 – 10 tops). Does this affect you?

    Post # 11
    207 posts
    Helper bee

    My venue has 60 inch rounds, everything about them is SO SMALL. Anyone else with this size?

    I am doing 8 per table, bc I dont want everyone cramped. Even the centerpiece area is tiny!

    Post # 12
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We’re doing eight so things are spread out and people are less likely to spill stuff.

    Post # 13
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I am so bummed since my venue told me it’s only 8 people per table.  I have to inform my florist (and that is going to increase my already tight budget).  I oringilaly needed just 16 tables, now I am up to 20. I hope the budget isn’t increased by much ugh

    Post # 14
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    As a guest I personally enjoy having a little more room at the table so I vote tables of 8. I HATE going to formal events and barely being able to cut my food because I’m squished up to the person next to me….


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