Are you having a head table?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you doing a head table
    Head table : (49 votes)
    27 %
    Sweetheart table (bridal party with regular guests) : (85 votes)
    47 %
    A combination of sweetheart and head table : (20 votes)
    11 %
    Neither : (25 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    825 posts
    Busy bee

    We’re doing a King Arthur table — where the entire wedding party, and their dates sit at the same table as us. I think it can be awkward to have the dates of the wedding party just sitting in with the guests and making small talk waiting for the dinner/dance/toasts to be over. But as you mentioned, that’s not a problem for your party. 🙂

    Post # 4
    2895 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we had a sweetheart table and had our bridal party sit with their respective families/friends/dates.

    Post # 6
    1864 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Nope! I just want to have a sweetheart table. By the time my wedding rolls around, all of my bridesmaids will be married, except for one who is engaged, and I really would hate to make them have to sit separate from their spouses during dinner/the wedding. 

    The bridal party will just sit with their spouses on a regular table. 

    Post # 7
    10902 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009


    This is what we did also.

    Post # 8
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

    We are also having a sweetheart table with our bridal party sitting with their friends/family/partners. Quite a few of the bridal party will never have met before our wedding and are travelling with family and partners from interstate. I would hate for anyone to feel isolated and awkward and I will enjoy having a brief few minutes with just myself and FI.

    Post # 9
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Sweetheart table with bridal party and their partners and our families seated near us.

    Post # 10
    9204 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    We are doing a head table 🙂 But we will sit the bridal party’s dates together so they have people to talk to while their partners are doing photos, etc.

    Post # 11
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We will be doing the normal head table. It works best with the layout and I’ve never heard or seen it any other way. There’s plenty of times I’ve sat with noone I knew because FI was a groomsmen, it’s just the way it is and people expect it. 

    Post # 12
    473 posts
    Helper bee

    Yes, we are leaning torward a head table. I had never heard of anything else before wedding planning. 

    Post # 14
    98 posts
    Worker bee


    Sweetheart table with bridal party sitting with their dates/spouses. Bridesmaids on one side, groomsmen on the other.

    Post # 15
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We did a king arthur table!! I saw the idea at my venue and posted about it a few months ago. For anyone who is torn about what to do, it works out great!! We had 24 people. The whole bridal party, parents, and grandparents 🙂 You’ll have to look in the background, we didn’t catch a picture specifically of the table. (That’s only half of the table!)


    Post # 16
    2056 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We had a giant table with 22 of us– DH and I, bridal party (12 people) and their dates.  (A few of our BP didn’t bring dates.)  It was awesome… though it’s not like I could really talk to the people at the far ends from where I was sitting.

    I didn’t want to separate our BP from their dates, so we were debating either a sweetheart table, or else sitting at regular tables with some of BP plus dates, and putting the rest of the BP plus dates with other guests.

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