Post # 1
We are doing a sweetheart table with a groomsman table (long like a head table would be) off to one side and a bridesmaids table off to the other. I have honestly never heard of doing a sweetheart table and then putting the gms and bms at random tables until just now so I am super curious as to what others are doing (we are lucky in that the only two people who will have dates that aren’t family are very close friends with tons of other people that will be there so no awkard someones sitting alone senario which is probably why I didn’t think about it!!) So are you doing a head table, sweetheart, combo, or neither?
Post # 3
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
we had a sweetheart table and had our bridal party sit with their respective families/friends/dates.
Post # 5
@beeintraining: Oh i have never heard of that either! That sounds super offical and awesome though “A king arthur table”!
Post # 6
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
This is what we did also.
Post # 8
- 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 Fiance.
Post # 9
Sweetheart table with bridal party and their partners and our families seated near us.
Post # 10
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
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 Fiance was a groomsmen, it’s just the way it is and people expect it.
Post # 12
Yes, we are leaning torward a head table. I had never heard of anything else before wedding planning.
Post # 13
@MrsN14: Same here ladies! I had no idea anyone did anything else!! We are only doing the mixture so that my Fiance and I can get up and out easily since we have a large party thatd be a huge table to be in the middle of! The things you learn when planning!!!
Post # 14
Sweetheart table with bridal party sitting with their dates/spouses. Bridesmaids on one side, groomsmen on the other.
Post # 15
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
We had a giant table with 22 of us– Darling Husband and I, bridal party (12 people) and their dates. (A few of our Bridal Party 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 Bridal Party from their dates, so we were debating either a sweetheart table, or else sitting at regular tables with some of Bridal Party plus dates, and putting the rest of the Bridal Party plus dates with other guests.