(Closed) Bridal Party Table Help

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Bridal party table ... which way do you perfer
    Sit at the bridal party table with us, then after dinner you can mingle : (7 votes)
    29 %
    Sit at tables close to the sweetheart table but you pair your BP up with there spouse and fam. : (13 votes)
    54 %
    Have a BP sit with all the BM and GM with the spouse and fam near the sweetheart table all together : (4 votes)
    17 %
    Any other suggestion? : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    i think it sucks for bp dates when they are split up!!!

    Post # 5
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    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I’m kinda confused on what your poll answers mean.  I’m simply putting all of my BMs and GMs with their significant others and each other (for those in the party who don’t have significant others).  To fill in spots, we’re putting people we know they’re friends with/get along with.  We’ll sit at one of these tables ourselves, but we’re not having a sweetheart table.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I like the traditional bridal party table. Most of our bridal party’s dates have met each other at one or more of our house parties, so I’m not worried about them during dinner. I feel that my bridal party is there to support us, not to support their date. I know that may sound harsh, but even as a bridal party date in the past myself, I’ve make polite conversation with the other people at my table (like on a cruis ship) and then went to dance with my date after dinner. I’ve also sat with the bridal party and their dates when the bride and groom had a sweetheart table. I think the decision is ultimately what works best for you and your FI. I don’t think your bridal party will mind either way.

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it’s only for dinner, which is about 45mins, & people should be able to deal with not sitting next to their spouse or significant other for that long.  Do whatever you want!

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We’re having the wedding party sit at surrounding tables with their SOs.  If they don’t have SOs/dates, we’re just going to mix those people among the tables.

    Our Best Man/his date and MOH/her date are sitting at the table with us.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I get annoyed at weddings where the bridal party does not get to be seated with their SOs.  I’ve been to so many receptions where my FI has been a groomsman and I have to sit all by myself.  I totally intend on seating my bridal party with their dates.

    Post # 11
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    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I plan on putting my wedding party with their significant others. My sisters and their boyfriends will be seated with my parents. No one wants to go to an event with a date and then be separated. Being the one in the wedding party isn’t nearly as bad as being the date who knows no one. If most of the dates know one another then I don’t think it’s as big of an issue.

    Post # 12
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We are going to have a Sweetheart table and have the wedding party sit with their SO/FI, etc.

    Post # 13
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I honestly think you should do what’s best for you.

    We wanted our parents and wedding party to sit with us at the head table. Originally, we weren’t going to include their SOs at the head table because they all knew our families very well and had no problem sitting at another table for 45 mins. Eventually, we were able to get a bigger table at our venue, and we seated the SOs up with us (there were only two total).

    But, it sounds like you have a bigger wedding party than we did, so you might want to consider how the SOs will feel. Do they know the families well/be comfortable sitting with the No. 2 and 3 tables? If so, and it makes it easier for you, seat them there. Or, just have a wedding party table and seat them with their SOs together.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i really hate being seperated from my date, even if it’s just for dinner. i make my fi come to my friend’s wedding with me and then he has to sit at a table far away from me with people he barely knows (or the other way around), i just don’t think it’s nice.

    Post # 15
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am most definitely doing a sweetheart table only for the two of us with the Bridal Party at tables close to ours, so that they can sit with their dates.

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