Head table or no head table?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What option is best?
    Squeeze 7 people at the head table : (12 votes)
    20 %
    Get 2 tables and reduce the number of rounds : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Don't have a head table : (44 votes)
    72 %
    Other? : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    3989 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would have a sweetheart table.  Is that not an option?

    Post # 4
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @sbruin99:  I’m planning on a sweetheart table table for several reasons.  1-We have 6 people in the bridal party, in addition to us.  2-They’re all bringing dates and I want them to be able to sit with their respective dates and a headtable with 14 people sounds awful.  3-My MOH/sister had kids and a headtable leaves my nephews with my parents who, traditionally, are the “hosts” for the evening and shouldn’t have to be in charge and make sure the boys behave and actually eat dinner. 

    Post # 5
    636 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We’re not doing a head table. The bridal party’s significant others aren’t really close with anyone else and I don’t want them to be uncomfortable for not being able with who they know. We aren’t doing a sweetheart table either. 

    Post # 6
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think head tables are so awkward. Go with a sweetheart- you get a little alone time with your new husband, and your bridesmaids and groomsmen can sit with their dates. 

    Post # 8
    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @sbruin99:  A sweatheart table is a table for just the Bride and Groom. That’s what we did, and it was nice to be “alone”

    Post # 9
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @sbruin99:  Have you considered a sweetheart table?  I always feel like head tables are just awkward for everyone…but thats just me.

    Post # 10
    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I like sweetheart tables.

    Post # 13
    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I agree with everyone who suggests a sweetheart table. My boyfriend’s sister had one at her wedding, and it didn’t feel like they were on display. We were all eating, so it’s not like we were watching them the whole time like a creepy human zoo, haha! But in all seriousness, it probably won’t cost that much to order an extra small table for your and your new hubby, and you won’t have to cut any guests. Hope that helps!

    Post # 14
    7915 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @sbruin99:  I think its nice to honor your bridal party by sitting with them at dinner and a round table is definitely less show-y if the display things bother you. Round tables are also better for conversation.

    To each their own of course, but I’m more into the traditional head table then the sweetheart table which feels anti-social/lonely/exclusive to me. 

    Post # 15
    592 posts
    Busy bee

    @sbruin99:  It’s not really weird to have a sweetheart table because most of the night we were not even at the table.  We were walking around greeting people and doing a lot of dancing.

    Post # 16
    1259 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Squeeze the 7 of you in. Once dinner is done, nobody will be sitting there anyways!

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