(Closed) What do to about seating… 60″ tables with 10 people OR a super crowded room?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which do I pick?
    10 around a table, dinner will be tight, but there dancefloor ready and east to move around the room : (15 votes)
    88 %
    5 extra tables, dinner comfortable but no dancefloor and difficult to move around reception : (2 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think i would rather have 10 people per table.

    Post # 4
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    10 people at a table that size is fine.  It’s not spacious, but it’ll be as much space as some people are used to at weddings.

    Definitely use full (10 ppl) tables vs a larger number of tables unless your room is very large.

    I’ve been a wedding coordinator for years and having a little more room to walk around the tables is way better.

    Good luck!

    Post # 6
    139 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    10 people per table.  I would rather feel crowded at the table than feel claustrophobic in the room.

    Post # 7
    1909 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @sonj818: Umm, this might be a moot point, but does your venue have 6′ rectangular buffet tables available? Although the venue coordinator looked at me like I had a third eye, our venue has them and we will be the first wedding there not to use the rounds. We’ll save space and have room for a dancefloor where there usually couldn’t be one 🙂

    Post # 8
    255 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    What if you used some tables of 9 and just added a couple extra tables?  It would work if you have single friends and kids at the wedding 😉

    Post # 9
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My friend had the same issue and we sat 10 to a table and it totally worked out fine!

    Post # 10
    1166 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    As much as I advocate for 8-tops, I would much rather be a little squished during dinner than give up dance floor space. And if it would mean that you actually have to break down tables and displace people after dinner, that’s an absolute deal killer for me. Everyone needs a place to sit at some point during the reception, and even more important, you do NOT want to have that kind of disruption in the middle of your party. No way. Put that thought out of your mind. 10 tops will do just fine!


    Post # 11
    16 posts

    As long as people are having fun, being squished is not a big deal. So go with 10 per table. Unless you can go with some rectangles. They are not looked at as “formal” though

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