Post # 1
I am having the hardest time deciding on where to place my sweetheart table. To give you more info I am having long banquet tables runng the length of the room. At first I had planed on placing the sweetheart table in front of the fire place and having a dessert table in front of the stage. but this would mean half the guests’ backs would face us. What I like about this placement is that we can decorate the fireplace and make it a really nice back drop for our table.
Now I’m thinking sweet heart table in frotn of the stage and dessert in front of the fireplace. Only this will limit the space around the dessert table and make the sweet heart table need more decor. It does solve the problem of having the guests’ backs toward us.
Here are some pictures so you can get a better idea. The Majority of people use the fireplace for the head/sweetheart table. But all the examples I have seen used round not long rectangular tables. TIA!
Post # 2
babykoala: It’s a completely personal call and either way will be fine, but for me I’d put priority on facing your guests. Mostly because looking out at the room while eating dinner was one of the nicest parts of the wedding for me, it was a relatively calm moment to take stock of the important relationships in my life. DH got a little tearly actually, he said to me that it’d probably be the only time in our lives that all the people we love were together under one roof, and I think he’s probably right. The stage looks pretty (your whole venue is gorgeous!) so I don’t know that you’d need to decorate in any special way. Oh, just thinking, do the tables have to be situated parallel to the fireplace or could they be perpendicular? Just a thought, that way everyone would be sideways instead of half facing and half with their backs.
Post # 3
thank you! any other opinions?
Post # 4
There aren’t many viable alternatives if you don’t want the guests’ backs to your table. As the pp said, you could place the tables perpendicular to the fireplace.
The only other alternative I see is to place the sweetheart tabe on the stage. You’d have a great view.
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
babykoala: I would put it in front of the fireplace, it will be a beautiful backdrop plus I wouldn’t mind people having their back to me because guests just watching you eat sounds WEIRD. We had our head table in the middle of the room and I really liked the way we were surrounded by our guests, but not quite a focal point.