(Closed) Top table – yes or no?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Head table with bride, groom, both sets of parents and moh & best man? Yes or No?
    Yes : (3 votes)
    27 %
    No : (8 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not sure what you mean by “top table”.

    Do you mean a head table with just you and your husband?

    Or a head table with you, your husband, and all attendants?

    We had a big head table for the bridal party, their dates, Darling Husband and I. It wasn’t raised above the rest of the tables though.

    Post # 5
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Here’s how ours looked all set up (sorry for the bad quality photo… it’s a guest photo):

    I loved sitting so close to all my friends and their dates. My parents were at their own table with their relatives and my Father-In-Law had his table and my Mother-In-Law had hers.

    Darling Husband and I walked around to all the tables during dinner and talked to all our guests.

    I think the bride and grooms table should be set apart from the regular guest tables.  You two are the reason why everyone is there after all!


    Post # 7
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We aren’t doing a head table. It will be Fi and I, our 4 attendants and their SO’s (so 10 total) at a round table just like the rest of the guests. I figure Fiance and I won’t be sitting there that long what with going around to all the tables to greet the guests, first dance, etc. My parents will “host” a table with some of my relatives and FI’s parents will “host” another table with some of their out of town relatives. Just seemes easier for everyone to chat that way.

    Post # 8
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think parents would prefer to be at tables with their close family and friends, especially if any of them traveled to be there. The bride and groom will spend very little time at the table, and parents will probably not spend as much time on the dance floor as much as you or your friends, so make sure they are seated with people they will want to spend the evening with. 

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