(Closed) Uh oh. My caterer wants to squish too many people at a table

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
11284 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lazy:  definitely don’t allow 8 guests at a 48″ table.  they will be uncomfortable all night.  can they not add more tables to accommodate your guests?  or do they have 54″ tables?  those will fit 8 comfortably.

Post # 5
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

At our venue we have 60′ inch tables and can fit 6-8 very comfortably. No way that 8 can fit comfortably at those 48 inchers. I would look into the other options or ideas that you mentioned. I don’t know if it will help but I included pictures below that I found of 2 48′ tables to help you visualize. Good luck!


Post # 6
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@lazy:  That is too squished, try the squares if you can. We are having a smaller space for the reception and decided on doing square/long tables. We fit more people in the space that way, even with our small numbers, plus I feel it will be easier to walk around that way too.


Post # 7
2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

We had 60″ tables with 8-9 and that was a little tight but still comfy. I can’t imagine doing 8 at 48″ tables. It would be a nightmare. Can you do rectangular tables?

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