(Closed) sweetheart tables

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I personally loved our sweetheart table. (So did my hubby) It gave us a few minutes (Read: about 7 minutes) to eat in peace and check everything out going on and just be alone together a few minutes. That was the only time we had “alone time” during wedding/reception so it was nice! But it really was only a few minutes. People will keep coming up to you at a sweetheart table, plus the photographer kept having us pose for pics. The dinner just flew by. I only had time to eat a little of my dinner. Anyway, we loved it!!  The bridal party sits together at other tables usually.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

We’re having a sweet heart table in the middle of the room, parents table(s) off to one side and the bridal party on the other side of us. There are 5 in the party and 3 dates so they will all sit together. If you have a larger party you might need to split them up on two tables but i think it’s best to seat the dates with with them unless they know each other or other people you’re seating them with.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did have a sweetheart table, but we didn’t have a wedding party.  I would highly recommend the sweetheart table!  It definitely was the only time we had “alone” throughout the reception.  It was really nice to sit back and see what was going on with the rest of the guests.  We actaully weren’t interrupted all that much.  A few pictures here and there, a few hellos, but for the most part it was just my hubby and I soaking it all in!!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we also did a sweetheart table and i loved it! at first i thought we’d just have the bridal party and their dates with us at a normal round table, but we ended up having one too many people so we went with sweetheart. i’m so glad we did! my hubby and i got to eat our dinner and dessert together, it was so nice having alone time with him!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper

We’re doing a sweetheart table. The bridesmaids and their dates will be at a table right next to us, as will the groomsmen and their dates.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are having a sweetheart table and I cant wait!! We are splitting up bridal party amongst other tables as well as parents.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Having a sweetheart table was the BEST decision we made about our wedding.  As the others said it was literally the only time all day that we had to be alone and talk about how happy we were.

As far as the bridal party goes, please seat them with their dates.  When I’m in a wedding party or my husband is, we are always really upset if we don’t get to sit together.  It’s just not fun to be separated from your date.  Lost of people will designate a table or two for the wedding party and their dates right near the sweetheart table.  But our wedding party was made up of people from all different parts of our life… so we split them up and sat them and their dates with the people they knew and they were spread out all over the room.  That’s what worked best for us, but as long as people are with their dates they won’t care where they are seated.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re having a sweetheart table which I’m SO looking forward to. Our wedding party is sort of scattered throughout the room with their significant others, family and friends I thought they’d like to sit and catch up with. I tried to keep them close by to our table, but I didn’t make it a huge priority. I think our seating plan has worked out really well!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

We are having a sweetheart table because I want to spend some alone time with my hubby during our wedding. I have a small bridal party and they will be sitting with their dates.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We sat at a sweetheart table and I sat our bridal party and our families amongst the other guests, where ever I thought they would be happy and had space.

So my parents were with friends, his parents with family, my brothers with our cousins, his siblings and our bridal party were with various friends–whoever they knew best! It seemed silly to make people sit together just because they were groomsman, if they were better friends with other people.

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