(Closed) Head Table? Sweetheart table? None of the above!?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you having a
    head table : (13 votes)
    23 %
    sweetheart table : (25 votes)
    44 %
    sitting with your guest? : (19 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We had round tables and we sat at a table in the middle of the floor with our parents.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    ive been to quite a few weddings where the bridal party are sitting with the guests – i like the idea

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I would HATE a sweetheart table!! I love my fiance and everything, but i have dinner with him every night.  I want to sit at a round table with my nearest and dearest and have the best time ever with them!!! I don’t love the idea of a head table, so we’re just sitting at the table in the middle of the room (we’ll likely have 9 tables so we’ll be in the middle, and the 8 other tables will be around us. 

    Speeches and whatever will happen at the front of the room, maybe with a lecturn or something?

     

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I want a sweetheart table. I want everyone to be able to sit with their guests, so I don’t want a bridal party head table. And since I’ll just be eating dinner there, and then likely dancing/mingling/etc, I like the idea of having dinner with FI only.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we sat with our parents, moh and her date and bm and his date at a normal table, just in the center of the room/right in front of the dance floor. bridesmaids sat with their dates at another, and groomsmen at another. i’ve never actually seen a head table at a wedding–just this way and sweetheart tables. it was really nice to have a few quiet minutes with the people at our table during dinner.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We are sitting at a round banquet table with both sets of parents, FI’s brother (best man) and SIL. I absolutely HATE head tables and I’m not really a fan of sweetheart tables so the obvious choice was to sit with the people who are most important to us. Our bridal party will be sitting at a round banquet table right next to ours (with their SO’s). 

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We will have both. Our sweetheart table will be at the end of the two head tables. The sweetheart table will be on a platform.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We haven’t decided what we are going to do yet. We are having a very small wedding; less than 50 guests, including us and the bridal party. My gown is huge and we are having long tables, so we just don’t know. I am thinking we might just do a sweetheart table because my gown is so big and may need a table of its own.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We are having a sweatheart table but we will be near others because our table will be in the center of two other guest tables one family and one bridesmaids and dates.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    The only bridal party we have is the BM and MOH so since their both attending solo we’re going to sit at the table with them. Everyone else will be at tables surrounding us. We have too many immediate family members to be able to sit at the table with all of them.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We are sitting at the table with our kids and parents….but I am pretty sure our kids will probably end up ditching us to sit elsewhere…LOL

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We are putting our tables into a U formation and we plan on being in the middle of the U. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @Cheeks11: oooh, maybe there will be a love connection between your MOH and BM!

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I voted “sitting with our guests” because we are sitting with the bridal party and their dates at a long square table, but we will be sitting all the way around it, not just on one side like the traditional head table.  We don’t want the two people who would be sitting at the ends of the head table to feel isolated, especially since neither of them will have dates 🙁

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