(Closed) Head table question

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m sure it could work, but thats a pretty big head table!

We seated just our bridal party at our head table since my husband’s parents are divorced and not on speaking terms. So our table had about 10 people and that seemed big enough as it was!

If you are dead set on having so many people I know it can work and I’m sure all will be well!

Post # 4
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3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If any of the bridal party has a spouse/SO, they should be seated together. So you might end up closer to 30, in which case you should split into two or three tables. Perhaps you/fh, patents, grands, and BM/MoH at one table, the bridesmaids, groomsmen and other family at another table, and everyone’s SO next to their partner. Flower girl and ring bearer should be seated with their parents (which may mean adding spots at your head tables) especially if they’re very young,

Post # 5
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Busy bee

We’re having a head table with 14-16 people (depending on some maybe dates).  It will be my FI & I, our 8 bridesmaids/groomsmen, and 4-6 significant others.

I think if you’re doing a head table, you shouldn’t split people from their dates.  You could do what I’m doing and have the family members at reserved tables close to the head table.  That way you’re not splitting up couples and little kids from their parents.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

The problem with such a big head table is that the people farther down the line ,are unable to see the bride and groom,,sort of leaving them out . If you have room at the venue and are set on having that many people maybe you could set up the head table kind of U shaped,, that way the end people will be able to see..or you could consider setting special tables right in front of your table for the parents grandparents,,so they have the perfect view of their children on the most special day,,either way enjoy your day

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wouldn’t seat an eight- or nine-year-old apart from their parents. Something as everyday as a dropped and broken glass can be quite dangerous for a youngster. They need to be where their parents can keep them safe (and also keep any potential behavior issues to a minimum). They probably will also be really excited from being in a wedding and their parents shouldn’t miss out on that excitement!

I’m going to urge you against putting the SO’s of the bridal party at a different table from their partners. If you were in a friend’s wedding, you’d probably not be too keen to see your Fi seated apart from you. Remember these folks are going through at least some trouble to stand up for you; don’t make their spouses feel like second-class citizens by splitting them up.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was MOH for my friend who had a very small wedding. I sat at the head table with the other bridesmaids,groomsmen, the bride and the groom. My FI (then bf) and our dates were seated at another table. My FI didn’t know anyone there. He met two of my bosses for the first time and I wasn’t there to facilitate the conversation. I felt terrible about it.

ETA: I forgot to say that my point is keep the dates together.

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