Who sits where? A guide to make seating look good!
From guest list to final RSVP’s, where are you gong to put all of these people? Here are some things to know to save you from tables that look sparse or seating that’s too cluttered. Before you start placing your post its of names on a poster sized layout, you need to know a few things and understand spacing.
1. How many guests can sit at round tables?
60″ rounds best fit eight guests. Do not go less than six and do not go more that nine. If using chargers- stick with 6-8
guests and do not go over.
72″ rounds best fit ten guests. Do not go less than eight and do not go more than eleven. If using chargers- stick with the 8-10.
2. How many guests can sit at banquet style tables?
When using banquet style seating (to create the long table look) same rules apply.
A 6′ banquet table can fit two guests on each side and one on each end (optional) for a total of six guests. Chargers would not make a difference if you decide to use them.
An 8′ banquet table can fit three on each side and one on each end (optional) for a total of eight guests. Chargers would not make a difference if you decide to use them.
3. Can floral and decor disturb my guest counts at each table?
When planning what tables you are using- you must get your designer involved to check the floral/decor. You do not want a cluttered or bare designand may need to adjust the tables you are using. Having too much at a table that you do not know which glass is yours is confusing for guests, while having it too sparse can cause something as large as a centerpiece to get lost in the wasted space.
Custom tables are also available for layouts that may need wider widths etc. Mixing tables is always an option as well and creates a very interesting look. Be sure your guests are comfortable and have ample elbow room as they toast you, the newlyweds!