Post # 1
My Fiance and I have the idea of seating not only our wedding party with us for the reception, but they are allowed to have a significant other sit with us as well. We would do a large rectangle table so we can all face eachother and my fiance and I at the Head of the table. The flower girls and Ring Bearer would be with their families.
What are your ideas?
Post # 3
If your party isn’t too big, this would be nice for them.
Post # 4
I figure it would make it easier for those bridal party members who are out of state that do bring a significant, it would be easier for them to mingle if they might be a little more shy. Make things less ackward for them.
Post # 5
That’s called a King’s Table and I think it’s a great idea if your party is not too large.
Post # 6
I think that’s a great idea. It stinks to be separated from your date/SO because on person is at the head table.
Post # 7
I am all for a head table having your WP’s significant others, like you said it keeps things less awkward & more enjoyable for your WP & their dates 🙂
Post # 8
My friend did this and it was lovely! our table wasn’t big enough to seat 20 people with their SO’s but i wish we could have!
Post # 9
That’s what we’re doing! We’re not putting everyone at one table (we have 16 in the wedding party) but are seating everyone with their SOs. I think it’s a great idea and definitely more comfortable for everyone.
Post # 10
It’s a GREAT idea! My FI has been in three weddings during the time we’ve been together, and twice the head table was separate, and once they did a head table with the wedding party and all their dates. It was awesome, I so appreciated it. We’re definitely doing the same thing. It’s so much nicer. I’ve always thought it was a bummer that the people who spent so much money/effort to be in the wedding were separate from people they wanted to spend time with.
The wedding we were at w/ a combined head table had 5 bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen and all their dates- sure it was a big table, but not at all weird or too large, I think.
Post # 11
Thanks for the tips everyone!!! Sounds like it’s a go!
Post # 12
Until I got engaged I never even knew couples were separated at the head table! My FH really really wanted to do this at our wedding and I was totally against it. I thought it would be so awkward and uncomfortable for our wedding party and their SO’s to be separated – some SO’s would just be ‘dates’ for the wedding not knowing anyone else and others are married couples. Just my opinion, but I’m sure in a lot of situations it ends up working out.
Post # 13
sounds good! personally, i hate head tables with the bridal party’s dates sitting elsewhere. Especially when the wedding party sits facing the group, with no one across from them. it’s like they’re on a stage eating. super awkward, and the group’s always hurrying thru dinner to go be with their date who’s in the corner, near the DJ and speakers.
Post # 14
Great idea! I personally find it really awkward and almost rude when the bridal party is off sitting at their “special exclusive table” and their significant others/wives/husbands/dates have to go sit by themselves. Even if they know people at their table, it still causes hurt feelings. What a good bride you are! 🙂
Post # 15
I definitely want to have our bridal party and their SO’s at the head table too! It seems unfair to seat the SO’s out there on their own, especially since some of them won’t be close friends with any of the other guests. I’m still trying to figure out the configuration of the head table though. We will potentially have up to 18 ppl plus the 2 and a half year old son of one of the groomsmen all at the table. I thought of having a rectangular table with the bridal party facing their dates, but my fiance and I will face out towards the room w/ nobody across from us. Does this sound weird?
Post # 16
I HATE head tables exactly because it separates wedding party members from their SOs and I’m doing a Sweetheart Table for this reason, but if you’ve got room to do the King’s Table (I don’t or I might have considered it) then definitely do that.