(Closed) Help! Head Table?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think your FILs might be a little offended to be put at the back of the table. I would tread carefully with that one.

We can’t fit our whole bridal party and their dates up there, either, so we’re just going to have some of them and have our parents at a separate table with the FILs.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i would put the parents at separate tables with family.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with kitzy, I would have the parents sit with family and not at the head table. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Pleae don’t separate dates from the WP.  It’s really a horrible way to spend the night (sorry, my opinion).  No one wants to be mouthing ‘hello!’ to their date all night, you know?  Plus, if you are in a sweetheart table then you do have all of the focus.  Did you ask you WP what they prefer?  My sis mentioned it and I told her I’d have to drop out as a BM as I’m not okay at all at being on display for everyone to watch me chew my food, lol.  Plus, I love my bf and want to sit with him.

Post # 8
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1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My FI was recently in a wedding where i didnt know anyone else very well (everyone i knew was IN the wedding) and he had to sit at the head. Granted, I can survive on my own for a few hours for the sake of someones wedding, but my FI ended up just pulling up a chair next to me right after the toasts. Most of the wedding party ended up doing the same.

So i would do the set up you suggested and maybe give the parents their own table.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am having a head table and plan to include dates of the WP. It might ‘ruin’ the aesthetic I am going for, but makes the WP and dates so much more comfortable. I was at a wedding 2 years ago with my fiance where I knew practically no one. He was at the head table and I was left at a round with a bunch of strangers. Nice strangers that are now friends, but it made for a long dinner without my date! 

Post # 10
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Honey bee

Do you have siblings?  You could sit with your siblings and their dates? or a mix of siblings and MOH date and BM and date.

As long as its round I wouldn’t worry about anyone being at the “back” of anything.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am not doing a head table at all. I plan on sitting at a table with our kids and whoever else wants to sit with us. I really want to be sitting with our guests and not separated. Maybe you can do a table with your closest friends/family and then scatter every one else out among the other tables. 

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