Knowing How Many Wedding Guests to Seat at Each Table

Part of Wedding Planning For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Here are some guidelines for working out how many guests to seat at your tables. The lower guest number is comfortable, whereas the higher is a little more of a squeeze.

Table Size Number of Guests Per Table
91 centimetres (3 feet round) Cake table or a sweetheart table for two
1.52 metres (5 feet round) 8–10 guests
1.68 metres (5 feet 6 inches round) 9–11 guests
1.83 metres (6 feet round) 10–12 guests
1.83 metres x 76 centimetres (6 feet x 2 feet 6 inches trestle
table) used in a long line
Four guests using sides only