Question about wedding party seating at reception!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Although we had a smaller wedding party, we had a sweetheart table too.  There were reserved tables, but not all of the BMs/ groomsmen sat at them.  They were happy, so I was happy.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I didn’t have a sweetheart table, but I did break up the wedding party. Most were family, so they sat with at our table (which included our parents as well) or they sat at nearby tables with their spouses & kids. We had two friends who were in the bridal party that we sat with their friends so they could socialize with them. I don’t think it’s strange at all, and we received many compliments on the seating working well for people…so I definitely think it’s a good way to go!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We aren’t having a head table or sweetheart table.  We are putting each BM and GM with their significant other and dispersing the couples amongst the room.  We want them to sit with who they would be comfortable with and can carry on coverstations with.  We like a more mixed dynamic of the guests.

Post # 8
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Mick26:  We told them there would be reserved tables for them the night before, but then not everyone showed up and so they sat with a couple of friends not in the bridal party- no big deal.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re doing a sweetheart table and then one table for the BMs/their +1s and a table for the GMs/their +1s.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’re avoiding both sweetheart and Last Supper style tables. Attendants and their dates will be seated with friends around the room so they can enjoy dinner with their favorites. We will be seated at a six-person, round table with the MOH, her boyfriend, the Best Man, and his wife. So… technically a head table, but not precisely traditional.

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We had a sweetheart table and two tables for the wedding party to be seated with thier SO’s and kids if it applied. It just so happened that the numbers worked out perfectly for us. So my BM sat with her husband, two kids, my other BM, her SO, and their daughter. At the other table there were no kids, just wedding party and their SO’s. After dinner people went where they wanted lol. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Mick26:  we are also having a sweetheart table and splitting the wedding party up amongst the guests.  FI told me this happens all the time (he has been to a lot more weddings than me) and he said the wedding party isn’t always friends with each other and would rather sit with others.

 

Post # 13
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592 posts
Busy bee

I sat the people in the wedding party with the people they knew.  So they were pretty much scattered around the room.

Post # 14
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are having a sweetheart table and seperate tables for our wedding party and their SO.  We have 8 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen so it lokos like we will have 3 tables to accommodate them all.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re having a smaller wedding, and it would have been a logistical nightmare to try to do a head table. (Some guests only know others in the wedding party, wedding party bringing kids, etc.) So I opted for a sweetheart table for the 2 of us, and the wedding party is sitting with the rest of the guests.

Our venue also offers us the option to eat privately in the bride’s room, so the sweetheart table just made the most sense all around.

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