(Closed) Sweetheart tables. Yes or no? Where do the bridal party members sit??

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: The bridal party should sit:
    At two "bridal party tables" that are JUST the bridal party : (4 votes)
    8 %
    At three bridal party + significant others tables : (10 votes)
    21 %
    Intermixed throughout the room with their parents and SOs : (26 votes)
    54 %
    Sweetheart table? You need a head table!! I'll tell you why.. : (8 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our bridal party sat at a couple of round tables near our sweetheart table.  It worked out well.  

    Post # 4
    1839 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    our bridal party will be sitting with their SO’s at tables with other people they know/scattered around the room

    Post # 5
    1299 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

     We did the same as “MrsPaulsBabyBallerina” and the reason we did a sweetheart table was the same as the OP.  It worked out good, and I still put our wedding party and their others at 4 tables around us. 

    Post # 6
    3429 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    oops I voted wrong, I think if you do a sweetheart table your Bridal Party should be scattered amongst their dates/Sos. this is what I am doing since my wedding is small. I have been in countless weddings were I was forced to be at the head table and hated it! 

    Post # 8
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    NOBODY LIKES HEAD TABLES! Except maybe the bride. It’s “her day,” after all.

    But really, I’m a big proponent of either tables for bridal party + SOs (if they have dates, I think it’s rude to separate them), or if many of them are single / attending alone, letting them sit around the room with family and friends.

    Post # 9
    593 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We sat at a sweetheart table.. We thought about doing a head table but with parents/stepparents plus our wedding party being from all different aspects of our life (and not wanting to leave there SO who may not know anyone else sitting by themselves) we decided to do sweetheart. Our wedding party sat with whoever they were friends with.. so I had 3 bridesmaids.. 1 was my cousin so she sat with her family and SO, the other 2 were college friends and they sat at a table together with other college friends/SO’s… My husbands groomsmen included his brother who sat with his immediate family, his childhood friend who sat with his parents/SO and other family friends and his college roommate who sat with the rest of his college friends.. Yes, they were spread out in the room but it worked out just fine 🙂 

    Post # 10
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’m not a fan of sweatheart tables because I prefer for the bride and groom to be more directly incorporated among the guests and less singled out and separate, though other brides specifically want that. We had one gigantic head table, sort of. It had us at the center with no one directly across from us, but the rest of the table was sat as normal and our bridal party (4 people) sat with their dates in the seats closest to us. The rest of our friends fanned out from there. I think we had like 26 people at that table. So we were in the middle of that long table going from bottom left to middle right and you can probably see that there are chairs on both side, but there is a gap right in front of us. That made it wasy for people to come up and see us while we were eating and to get good pictures but also kept us near our bestest friends and close to everyone in general.



    If you decide to do the sweatheart table, I’d seat the bridal party where you would seat them if they weren’t in the bridal party.


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