- 2 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014
FI and I are struggling at finding a good spot for the sweetheart table. Our venue consists of three rooms, so in some places there WILL be people who can not see us when seated at their table, its unavoidable. The dancefloor can not move, that is the only location it will fit. We wanted a head table but that wont fit either so we decided on two table of 10 to seat our wedding party and their significant others right next to us.
Here are the two layouts we have come up with.
Layout A (my suggestion).
This would put us, our wedding party, parents and grandparents all in one area and will put the sweetheart table as close to the middle of the room giving a better view to the rest of the guests. Straight forward and simple entrance, enter the room right infront of our tables.
Con: Our backs will be to our parents and wedding party, so groom and best man will have to stand up and rotate when speaking to the family or to our guests.
FI: Thinks its rude to have backs towards family, and then thinks its rude to have to turn his back towards ours guests when speaking to our parents and wedding party.
me: I think its better to be more in the center of the room for guests to see us. I don’t think guests will mind if people are slightly pivoting during speeches to address those they are referring to. I think it will actually appear more intimate and thoughtful.
Layout B (FI plan) <br />This would put our backs to the window, leaving us facing all our our guests, no pivoting needed when giving speeches, wedding party would still be able to be seated next to us.
Cons: This location makes it harder for all guests to see us. Longer entrance having to weave through the room.
FI: our backs wont be to anyone so who cares if less people can see it.
Me: It seems more rude to be in a location where LESS people can see us and to not be in a central location.If people cant see us anyways it doesnt matter who our bakcs are facing and who we are addressing in speeches since its not visiable anyways.