Sweet heart table vs wedding party table: a dad's perspective?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What kind of table should bride & groom have at a lounge wedding? Please see below!
    Sweetheart table : (52 votes)
    66 %
    Wedding party table : (9 votes)
    11 %
    Your dad is crazy : (6 votes)
    8 %
    Just give in, they're paying! : (12 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Imean:  I am confused by your explanation and your poll.  Your dad wants you to have a sweetheart table?  If so, then option #1 and #4 are the same thing.  So those results would need to be combined.

    Post # 5
    Member
    6204 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    You should just have the sweetheart table. First of all, it’s what he wants, and he’s paying. Second of all, I think he’s right. Third, your wedding party will be able to sit with their dates, which they will appreciate.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I tend to think your dad is right and the wedding party table will be too formal. 

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    22135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @Imean:  I think you could make it work either way, but I guess one question is… is this one worth the fight? If it’s really important to you, I get that. But if it’s a place where you could “choose your battles” so to speak, it may be worth it just to keep the peace.

    Post # 10
    Member
    3948 posts
    Honey bee

    You are hardly going to have time to sit at your table anyways. This isnt a battle worth fighting.

    Post # 11
    Member
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    You should just do a sweetheart table, but put your bridal party in tables right near yours so you can still chat and see them easily. It seems kind of like a compromise.

    Post # 12
    Member
    8426 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Imean:  I’m a firm believer of whoever pays gets the say.  Like other bees said, you’ll hardly be at your table, so this isn’t a fight worth fighting.

    Post # 13
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it’s great to be your own person, except when the person paying for your wedding has a very passionate opinion about something! I would definitely do the sweetheart table.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    22135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @Imean:  There are definitely some battles worth fighting, but no need to be sick to your stomach over this one! And like others said, we sat at our table to eat and…that was it. The rest of the time, you’re up mingling, dancing, and celebrating! 🙂

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