Post # 1
Hello fellow brides!
So FI and I are at a crossroads trying to figure out what to do about the headtable. I dislike the idea of having a straight table having everyone facing out towards all of our guests and but we also don’t want to be sitting at a round table either.
Has anyone ever done something unique for a headtable instead of the straight table or a sweetheart table and being separated from the BP? FI was thinking 8 ft. tables in a U shape with the two of us at the bottom of the U and the bridal party being on the sides of the U. I’m not necessarily sold on that either.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! THANKS!!!!!
Post # 3
My sister had round tables for all the guests, but had a long rectangular table placed diagonally in the middle of the room, with the bridal party seated on both sides of the table. She didn’t want to be seated facing everyone either, but still wanted to do something different from the rest of the guests. It turned out very nice!
Post # 4
We are planning on doing all round tables and dispersing the bridal party based on who they will enjoy sitting with/what group of friends they belong to. Then we will decide where we will sit based on what table needs a few extra people/who we feel it most important we be seated with.
Post # 5
@agerard23: We’re doing the same thing. Our bridesmaids and groomsmen have families of their own so I thought it would be easier on everyone. I feel like when they’re separated, they’re less social.
Post # 6
I wanted to do the U idea for my rehearsal dinner… after my dad laughed in my face and told me it was too much like a work conference, I changed my tune. But to each their own. … How big is your BP?
We’re doing a sweetheart table with the BP sitting together but with their SOs included, so they don’t feel separated from the rest of the guests.
Post # 7
@vabride2011: I agree with including their SOs.
I was fiddling around with our headtable on MSW. I was thinking 3 long tables with BM to my left, GM to my FI’s right and their sig other would sit across from them. Across from us no one would sit so that everyone could see us. And it gives me another DIY project to come up with some swag for the table. 🙂
Post # 8
We have a really small bridal party (3 on each side), so we’re doing one large rectangular table with us, our bridal party, and their dates. We’ll be sitting on both sides of the table. Plus, FSIL is a bridesmaid and my brother is a groomsman, but for dinner we decided to divide the tables by our “actual” people. “My” side is my brother and his gf, my sister and her bf, and my best friend with her date. “His” side is his brother, his sister and her bf, and his best friend and his gf. This way, everyone’s already close with the people they’re sitting with, so even if we get up and walk around during dinner, they’re still happy about their tablemates. And we get to sit with our most important people.
I’ve also heard of the head table just being the couple, best man and date, and MOH and date. Or pick your siblings and dates, and scatter the rest of the bridal party? It depends how many people you have, but I’m sure you can find a way to sit with the ones you care about.
Post # 9
@vabride2011: My bridal party is small like @Miss OBG. We have 1 MOH, 1 Bridesmaid, 1 Jr. Bridesmaid, 1 BM, 1 Groomsman and 1 Jr. Groomsman. Also, only the MOH and BM have significant others.
@baletrina: WHAT IS MSW?! You’ve peaked my interest!
@Miss OBG: I’m afraid that by having people sitting directly infront of me, it would impede my guests from feeling like they can come up and talk to us.
Post # 10
@Miss Bumble: Im pretty sure MSW refers to Microsoft Word 🙂
Post # 11
Sit your wedding party at round tables with everyone else and have a smaller sized round sweetheart table for you and your husband placed centrally?
Post # 12
@Cappugcino: I’m trying to do something unique. Unfortunately the sweetheart table is no longer unique because EVERYONE is doing that now.
I was hoping someone on here had heard of something completely different and out of the ordinary that they’d like to share. I guess not… maybe the U is the most unique I will be able to find.
Post # 13
I was just looking through pictures of my venue. It looks like one party took two long rectangular tables and pushed them together into a square (vs using 3 and making a U). By my count you will need seating for 10 ppl, and I think this would be enough. It also looks nice in the pics because the bigger square table definitely stands out with the circular tables surrounding it. 🙂
ETA: Thay also did chair ribbons only for the chairs at this table, which makes it stand out even more.