- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I would have a sweetheart table. Is that not an option?
@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.
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.
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.
Ok…. I feel out of the loop… what is a sweetheart table? lol
I like sweetheart tables.
Is it not weird to just sit there all alone and have everyone watch you? ( I liked the idea of the head table because then not all eyes would be on us). But I do see how it would be nice for our bridal party to sit with their family… although my one bridesmaid would be alone then ( her significant other is not invited – LONG story and she does not really know anyone else besides my mom).
I kind of like the idea of sitting at a round table… I think it is more relaxed… we wouldn’t be on display as much and really when I have been to weddings I am focused on my food during supper not just watching the bride eat so what does it matter if people can’t see me. I also think it is easier to visit with people at a round table then a rectangle table.
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!
@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.
Squeeze the 7 of you in. Once dinner is done, nobody will be sitting there anyways!