Post # 1
So there are several people in our wedding party that have significant others who will of course be attending the wedding, but what is the norm for where they sit? There will be a wedding party table so they wont be sitting together…. What did/ will you do?
Post # 3
This is exactly why we decided against having a head table… we did a sweetheart table for just DH & myself so our wedding party could sit with their SOs & friends/family.
I think other Bees who have a head table they probably sit wedding party SOs with other people they know, or all together if they don’t know anyone else. They would only be sitting separately for dinner, and after that I assume they would want to sit together, dance together, hang out at the bar together, etc.
Post # 4
We’re not having a head table, so the bridesmaids will sit at a table with their SO.
My FI’s been in a wedding where all the wedding party sat at the head table with their SOs.
Post # 5
They will be sitting at the head table with us. we have a very long head table for this reason.
I couldn’t imagine attending a wedding where my SO wasn’t sitting with me and I don’t want to separate our friends from their husbands/wives.
Post # 6
We’re having 2 head tables, that will be side by side. Although, they aren’t going to be actual head tables, as there will be people sitting on BOTH sides.
The best man & MoH are engaged [my brother & fiance], flower girl is my niece. The bridesmaid is my FSIL, grooms man is my FBIL. There is also 1 space available at the head table on the off chance FSIL brings a guest.
Post # 7
we’re not having a head table. Our wedding party will be seated with their dates.
Post # 8
I agree with PPs. I would advise against a head table. It makes for an awkward situation with SOs. I’ve been in a wedding with a head table and hated that I couldn’t sit my BF.
Post # 9
@avonleaR: Im in a wedding for February and I will be in a separate room I believe and my FI is going to sit with the other bridesmaids husbands because none of them know anybody else there. It isn’t my favorite situation, but it will only be for 30-45minutes or so. I won’t be having a head table at my wedding.
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Our head table will include the bridal party’s dates because we’re having a small bridal party and I don’t like the idea of sweetheart tables.
Post # 11
Like @mstellah and @jenilynevette We did an extra big head table with enough room for our entire wedding party and their SOs.
It’s the long one in front of Ben Franklin…the other tables were circles that fit 10 people each.
Post # 12
We did round tables and seated DH, myself, and our parents at one table, with the bridal party and their SO’s and kids split across two more tables.
I don’t think there’s any one “right” way to do it, and the only “wrong” way to do it would be to split the bridal party members from their SO’s and any kids they are bringing.
Post # 13
We’re also doing a sweetheart table, with two tables on either side for the BMs/their SOs and the GMs/their SOs.
Post # 14
@BrooklynWife: My friend had her wedding there, it was awesome!! Such a fun and unique wedding space, I loved it!!
Post # 15
We had a big enough head table for wedding party and their dates to sit at. Every wedding I’ve been in has done it that way so couples don’t have to sit seperately.
Post # 16
We are doing a sweatheart table then on the dance floor by our sweatheart table we are having 2 tables for our wedding party and there dates. So they are still front and center but the significant others are not left out.