Post # 1
Any recommendations would be appreciated…the round tables at the venue can seat up to 10 people, they recommend that if you are using plate chargers to only seat a maximum of 8 (we’re not using chargers). If you only seat 8 people do the tables look too spread out?? Would seating 10 mean too crowded?? I know one of the benefits of tables of 10 would be that we could cut down on 3 centerpieces…
Post # 3
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
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
I like the 10 person size. You can do larger centerpieces that way. The 8 person ones look so cramped.
Post # 6
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 # 7
Thank you, cinemaparadiso, for your quick reply!! Yes, they are 72″ rounds.
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
We’re doing eight so things are spread out and people are less likely to spill stuff.
Post # 13
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
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….