Post # 1
My oldest (soon-to-be) stepson and stepdaughter will be junior groomsman and bridesmaid in the wedding, with the youngest being a flower girl. For the life of me, I don’t know what to do about seating at the reception! May seem trivial to stress about, but I don’t want to put the JG and JB at the head table and leave youngest to sit with her grandparents. However, sitting her at the head table would leave it unbalanced (6 gals, 5 guys). Is my only option to exclude all stepchildren from the head table? Has any one out there been in a similar situation?
Post # 3
why does it matter if the table is “unbalanced?”
Post # 4
yeah it ‘s not going to look weird .. it’s just one person ..
Post # 5
I’ve never counted the people at the head table to look for an even number. Many wedding parties have different numbers of bridesmaids and groomsmen. I’d say put the people you want there, regardless of balance.
Post # 6
Don’t think it matters one bit if its unbalanced. I think its best to include them all.
Post # 7
Does the little girl have any great-grandparents? Or venerable-but-doting great-grandaunts? If you can honour a special matriarch or patriarch from your husbands family by seating them at the head table, and incidentally saddling them with the problem of cutting the little girl’s meat for her and mopping up any spills, you can get two extra benefits out of balancing your table that way.
Post # 8
My head table is going to have 13 people, which is not only odd but to superstitious people very unlucky 🙂 (obviously I’m not superstitious haha)
Post # 9
Nobody is going to look at the table and say “Well, that looks so unbalanced, how dare they do that at thier wedding.” Let the Flower Girl sit at the head table like she deserves.
Post # 10
We had a table of 13 too (and I didn’t second guess myself one time about it)! Our ring-bearer’s and flowergirl sat with a family member because they were younger, but our jr. bridesmaid sat with us at the head table. I don’t think you have anything to worry about!