Post # 1
As most are, our bridal party is made up of our absolute nearest and dearest with whom we always have an absolute blast. With their SOs, we’re looking at a 30+ person head table. It’s important to me to have all the people together sitting with us. It’s going tob e so fun. I really hate the idea of having Fiance and I isolated off at a sweetheart table.
How did you conquer your head table dilemmas?
Post # 3
Fiance wanted a head table, I didn’t. In the end he got what he wanted, lol.
That’s a HUGE head table, but go for it if that’s what you want!
Post # 4
Do you think you’ll be able to talk to everyone at a table that large?
Post # 5
This is all dependant on how many guests you are having.
If you are having a 100 people at your wedding and 30% of them are sitting with you, it’s ridiculous. The other people at your wedding will feel isolated from you.
If you’re having 250 people then it’s ok because it won’t just look like you selected a huge part of your wedding to spend the day with.
Post # 6
we only had 8 people at our head table (bride, groom, Best man, Maid/Matron of Honor, brides parents and grooms parents.) The rest of the bridal party were seated at a table near the front.
we chose to go this route because when there are two many people at the head table it doesnt photograph that well plus it looks a bit awkward
Post # 7
We have a total of 14 people (6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, and the two of us) at our head table. I do not plan on letting the SO’s of the bridesmaids and groomsmen sitting at the head table. There will be another table close to ours that all of the SO’s will sit at.
30 people just seems like a lot of people at the headtable. How many are actually standing up in your wedding party?
Post # 8
We’re having a 20+ head table, but we’re doing it “kings style” seating on both sides.
Post # 9
Normally I like to see the wedding party at the head table. If you don’t want to separate your wediing party from their SO’s,I would do parents and grandparents and seat the wedding party and their SO’s at the nearest table.
Post # 10
Depending on the size of your wedding, I might feel left out if I were a guest at a wedding with a 30 person head table.
Post # 11
@shannonh32: we are doing this.
We have a total of 15 people (5 bridesmaids, 5groomsmen, and the two of us) at our head table. I do not plan on letting the SO’s of the bridesmaids and groomsmen sitting at the head table. There will be another table close to ours that all of the SO’s will sit at.
.. but we will include ring bearer and flower girl(my children) the signifacate others or groomsmen will be at table closest to groom side, bridesmaids family will be at one table closest to bridesmaids
Post # 12
@shannonh32: 12 are standing up, but almost all of them have spouses or long-term significant others. I would say that safely three groomsmen won’t bring dates. we’d set the tables up like a half-rectangle shape (if that makes sense…you know, like two L’s facing eachother) with spouses and SO’s sitting across from each other, but no one in from of Fiance and I. aside from the head table we’d have about 16 other tables seating between 9-10 people. It’s just so imporatnt to me that we all sit together, I really feel like I’d regret it otherwise. Our venue can more than accomodate it, but I was hoping other posters would have done the same things and I could get some feedback on how it worked. I think more realistically, we’d have 22-25 at the head table.
Post # 13
@MrsDrRose612: I have seen some larger bridal parties set the tables with one in front of the other with the back one on a “Stage” so it sat higher. That way the table didn’t look extremely long and crowded. But I think it all depends how large your venue is. If there is enough room and it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb I say go fir it!
Post # 14
I havent been to a wedding lately that had a traditional head table. Usually its just a few people from the party and their SOs. At my SILs, for example, it was bride, groom, sister & date, brothers and dates and husbands sister & date. So really just siblings. No other bridal party members. They sat at another table with their SOs.