(Closed) A different kind of "head table"… just need reactions/opinions

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

go for it!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

love the idea. do it!! i like new modern way oif thinking! others will appreciate it too.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That sounds like a great idea! Personally, I haven’t attended a wedding with the big long traditional head table in 10 years. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That’s how we are doing it. I think they call it a “king table” because it’s usually pretty long or wide compared to the other tables. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My sister went to a wedding just last weekend and they did this exact same thing. She said it was great and the wedding party could still talk to one another. Do it!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We’re skipping the head table and sitting at a round table like all the other guests. Do it! It makes way more sense. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The last wedding I went to had the bridal party at a long oval table in the middle of the room next to the dance floor.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The reason why is so that people are not looking at your bridal party’s backs. I think depending on the room layout it can be odd to do what you’re suggesting. If there is a big open dance floor right in front of the head table then I wouldn’t do it. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it would work fine but maybe consider just leaving the two spots across from you guys open so the rest of the guests can see you as well. Especially if you’ll remain seated there for speeches and stuff. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I like this idea! But I would still make it so that guests can tell which is the Head Table

Post # 13
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Busy bee

That’s what we’re doing so clearly I don’t have a problem with it!  lol

ETA: I’ll try to remember to let you know how it went since my wedding’s a month before yours.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t see how you can do this without some guests having their view of you obscured. Even with two empty seats opposite, won’t some people on the side of the room have their view of you blocked?

My view is, while it’s nice to be able to chat with the bridal party, it’s more important that all guests can see you. In the “traditional” setup you can still talk to Darling Husband on your right and Maid/Matron of Honor on your left, and fairly easily talk across Maid/Matron of Honor to other BM(s).

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