(Closed) Which “head” table idea works best?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which table lay-out for us and wedding party?
    Head table with just MOH/Date and Best Man/Date : (9 votes)
    25 %
    Modified King's table (Us at head, MOH/Date, Best Man/Date on each side) : (7 votes)
    19 %
    Modified King's table (Same as #2, but add some more bridal party members like my sisters) : (6 votes)
    17 %
    Long table of all 19 of us : (14 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    256 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted for #3, that’s personally what I would choose.  🙂

    Post # 4
    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Do you have to have the wedding party dates seated with them at the head table? That would save room, and besides the wedding party isn’t seated for that long so they wouldn’t be separated from their dates for a long period of time.

    My suggestion would be to include the entire wedding party with no dates.

    Post # 6
    26 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I voted #4, I personally wouldn’t dream of splitting the wedding party from their dates, that is my personal opinion though.

    Could you re-arrange the tables into a U shape?  That way you would be at the center, be seen, and have room for everyone.

    Post # 8
    1104 posts
    Bumble bee

    We had a sort of king’s table, we were facing out to the rest of the room but not at the head and I’m sure there were guests who couldn’t see us. It didn’t really bother me though – they’d been looking at us all afternoon anyway! We didn’t split up the bridal party from their dates but we did put some members of the bridal party at other tables (and had a couple of non-bridal party members with us). We made the decision based on who knew who and who people would have the most fun with. None of the bridal party seemed to mind. My 21 year old sister had more fun sitting with her boyfriend and same age cousins that she would have next to DH’s 40 year old groomsman she’d never met before 🙂 People are only really sitting and eating for a short period of time so try not to send yourself too crazy figuring it out!

    Post # 9
    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    We only sat with our brothers and then had other guests at our table, actually, bc we wanted our Bridal Party to be with their friends/dates…I think it’s totally fine to have the table with a few members of your party, as long as you sit the others at a table where they know people and maybe explain beforehand…

    Post # 10
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    This might seem kinda of funny but could you do a “v”? Do two long rectanlge tables angeled and find a square to put where they meet to make a “v”. That way everyone could sit with you and you would be in the center of the “v” so everyone could see you?

    Post # 11
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I dont think you should put dates at your head table. put only the wedding party there and the dates all at a table together. They all only sit down to eat anyways so I would split them up because it will look weird in pics with their dates at the head table. Everyone will not be sitting at their tables all night.

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