(Closed) Anybody having parents and sibling at your table instead of bridal party?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I was wondering what to do, now I know! My bridal party is all married and most have kids. It would be weird to seperate families yet didnot want to sit up there by ourselves. I thought about doing what one bee suggested and float around to eat at each different table for 5 minutes but seating is such an problem that that isn’t an option. This could work. Thanks for the post!

Post # 4
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230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m hoping to do the same thing. The bridal party is all of our siblings anyway. I’m thinking of sitting next to our parents, and having our siblings in front of us. (If possible)

Post # 5
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176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We did this. We had a long rectangle table and had my parents and sister (MOH) as well as my parents in-law and sister-in-law so 8 people in all.  

We also had a spare seat for my parents and sister to sit at the table with her fiance and the rest of my family.

Also opted against a riser.

Post # 6
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10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s what we’re doing. Fiance and I will be sitting at a normal round banquet table with both sets of parents and his brother (best man) and SIL. The rest of our Bridal Party will be sitting together (with their SO’s) at the next table over.

Post # 7
Hostess
11093 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re having my parents, FIs Mum, three BMs, bestman, usher and the two of us. I like the fact there’ll be alot of us so it’ll be fun. At one point we were going to do it differently and just have the bridal party but it felt wrong as my parents and Future Mother-In-Law deserved to be sat there too.

Post # 8
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629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re having a sweetheart table and will spread the bridal party out with their own friends and families.  This way, nobody can complain of having their toes stepped on because they didn’t get to sit with us.  🙂

Post # 9
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941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re having the immediate families at our table, and the rest of the party somewhat scattered.  Our parents and siblings will sit with us (my sisters are two of my bridesmaids), my Maid/Matron of Honor will sit with one group of friends, and my other Bridesmaid or Best Man will sit with another.  Though my wedding party all knows each other, they’re not friends necessarily…so it made sense to group them with whom they felt comfortable.  🙂

 

Post # 10
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226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did this and so happy with how it worked out!  We had our parents sit with us and loved that it felt like we were sitting down for family dinner together amid all the chaos going on.  We didn’t have a head table, but a round table of 6 that was the center of attention.  Our venue was L shaped so Darling Husband and I sat facing guests and parents sat facing us and it was perfect. 

Post # 11
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6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i thought about having our parents up there but i figured they probably wanted to sit with their siblings – after all its not everyday they get to all be together so instead i just had my Maid/Matron of Honor her boyfriend, my husband and I and the Best man and his wife sit at the head table. originally i wanted my entire bridal party but i didnt want to seperate them from their dates – so i thought i would include my whole wedding party and their dates (as i’ve particiatpated in this type before and it was tons of fun) but not all my wedding party had dates so i didnt want it to look off….so thats how i ended up with just the 6 of us up there.

Post # 14
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3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We’re doing a “Kings Table” I think thats what someone called it. We are going to have each of our moms and stepfathers on each side of us! =)

Post # 15
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1602 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wouldn’t, but that’s cause I generally can’t stand being closer to my mother for more than 5 minutes haha.

Post # 16
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We sat with our parents at the table.  My Maid/Matron of Honor was my sister-in-law and the Bridesmaid or Best Man was my Father-In-Law so it wasn’t like we had many others to have at the table anyway.

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