Beginner September 2019 British Columbia

Last minute guest additions is screwing everything up. Please help.

Rachel, on 18/September/2019 at 20:08 Posted in Wedding reception
I'm honestly losing my mind. It's 11 days to the wedding. My parents decided to tell me today that my uncle and grandma can actually make the wedding (1% of me is like yay I love my grandma, but 99% of me is like WHAT THE ****), so now I'm scrambling to find space for them.
I have 8 72" rounds that I've already packed to the brim. Each table has 12 people. They NEED to be seated at the family table. I honestly can't put them anywhere else because they don't know anyone else.
My question is: is 14 people at a 72" too much?


  • Ashley
    Expert August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·

    I think you should get another table. i think 14 people at one table is too much! people put their purses on the table, cell phones, wine, drinks, plates, forks, bread baskets, food. seems like a really full table!

  • BunnyBride
    Expert August 2020 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    I now want to make these! I think some of the family would find it hilarious...One of being my uncle, who would probably help hand them out. Smiley xd
    Yeah, I don't look forward to facing last minute changes but getting another table is a great strategy

  • Casey
    Featured October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    Literally dying seeing this. I have so many people who didn't RSVP, if they show up, they will be told to leave! Not having any of it!

  • Rachel
    Beginner September 2019 British Columbia
    Rachel ·
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    Exactly haha!
  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    They'd still have to bring a sandwich, but the table/chairs will be there!

  • Rachel
    Beginner September 2019 British Columbia
    Rachel ·
    Oh gosh. Thank you all so much for your suggestions. After talking (crying) on the phone with my mom last night I ended up adding another table and shifting people around. So now every table has at least 9 people, which is better than cramming my grandma into a table with 13 other guests. Plus now we have extra room if people really do show up without rsvp-ing (fingers crossed they don't). Thanks all!
  • A
    Devoted October 2019 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    OMG I love the picture... it beats my : bring a chair and sandwich" idea. lol

  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·

    I would get another 72" and split the family table into 2 (7 at each table)!

    I'm with you! Since making the seating plan, I'm 1% glad you could make it! and 99% BUT where do I seat you?!

    If anyone shows up without an RSVP, they sit at their own table with these place cards:

    Last minute guest additions is screwing everything up. Please help. 1

  • M
    Beginner August 2020 Quebec
    Meghan ·
    I would say your best bet is to split the tables into two family tables. 7&7 instead of 14, which is a lot
  • Danielle
    Frequent user June 2023 Manitoba
    Danielle ·
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    This is what I would do. Instead of packing 14 people at a 12 person table do two 7 person tables.
  • Tori
    Featured October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·

    My god.... I can't.... I just....

    I guess if that was what I had to do then I would basically remake the seating plan Smiley atonished At least you still have a little over a week before the wedding?

  • Erin
    Super September 2019 Ontario
    Erin ·
    Definitely too much. That is so frustrating! Like, sorry grandma, you already said you couldn't make it...
    I had to do this to people. I didn't feel bad AT ALL. All my guests had PLENTY of warning and time to RSVP and when they tried to sneak back in last minute or bring a plus one, I was like, NOPE.
  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·

    Would you be able to request a larger table? If not, could you potentially rent a larger table that can accommodate 14 people?

  • Kelsie
    Featured July 2020 Ontario
    Kelsie ·
    I think that is a bit full. Can you bring another table and split the family table into two tables instead of one?

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