Head table? Sweetheart table? Or King Arthur table?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: The seating arrangement that makes the most sense for you is:
    Bridal party at the head table : (5 votes)
    11 %
    B&G at sweetheart table and bridal party intermixed with guests : (21 votes)
    45 %
    Party at the King Arthur table!! : (21 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I do like that better than the two common options partially for the same reasons that you mentioned, and partially because I really want to include our parents. It’s the option I voted for! 

    Personally I prefer a round table arrangement for conversation, so I asked my venue to set up a big 10-person round table for us, our 3-person bridal party, the FI (will be DH) of my MOH, and the 4 parents. I’m pretty excited about it too. 

     

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @OnceUponATime:  How many people are you having? I would be concerned with the Arthur table outweighing the guests. Like, if you have 40-50 guests, it might be a little awkward, but if you have like, 100 or 200 guests I think it’d be fine. But that’s just this girls opinion 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee

    I personally like the sweetheart table because people are going to want to walk up to you and talk during dinner, and it’d be less of an obstable to get around.

     

    But Jackie O had a King Arthur table at her wedding, and I’m obsessed with her wedding pictures, lol

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @chic_and_fabulous:  Hahaha, that’s funny because my FI vetoed the sweetheart table because he didn’t want it to be too easy for people to interrupt our dinner.

    @OnceUponATime:  Since you have such a substantial bridal party and so many guests, I think the King Arthur table would be perfect for you! 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee

    @Taeyers:  sounds like the King Arthur is the right choice for you! Use your family and children as linebackers so you can enjoy your dinner and not have to talk to your 225 guests 🙂

     

    …Maybe that’s why JFK had the same table you’re thinking of, they had 2,000 guests at their reception? (um, screw talking to that many people) (p.s.) I’m sorry I’m obsessed with their wedding, lol)

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We are kind of doing a King Arthur table, but not in the long orientation. More like a big family dinner table.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @chic_and_fabulous:  Oh it’s definitely not about generally avoiding talking to guests, more about having a chance to be fed before commencing the dancing and socializing. The way I see it, if we have the chance to eat uninterrupted for 20 minutes and then socialize, things will go much more smoothly than us trying to juggle between eating and socializing for an hour and a half. We’ll have a much smaller group than OP (only about 80 people), so I don’t see us running out of time for chatting if we choose to eat uninterrupted. 

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We had a King Arthur table and it went perfectly. I’m not a fan of either sweetheart or head tables. 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Pinkmoon:  What about your people’s dates?  Where do they sit?

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Barn

    we are planning a big family table too. I love knowing well be with our families and neither of us is fond of having tons of attention on us. I cant wait! I love the idea, definitely go for it! 

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @peachacid:  Their dates are right beside them (BM = best man, Wife = his wife and so on). My one bridesmaid is currently single but if she brings a date, there is room to shift my parents down for him.

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