(Closed) anyone NOT having a head table OR a sweetheart table?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mr. Meowerson wants us to sit with our parents….

I’ve been to a wedding where the bride and groom sat with their families.  Just doesn’t seem as fun lol.

Post # 4
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are sitting with our guests. We’ll still have a “head table” but it won’t be in the front of the room on display. It will be with all the other tables.  [attachment=1690412,209525]

Post # 5
424 posts
Helper bee

our wedding is about 60 people, and we will just be sitting on a round table like everyone else amongst all the guests.

our table will consist of fiance and i, 2 bridesmaids, one groomsman and two little flower girls, so people will for sure feel comfortable coming up etc with the kids there.

we just didnt want to feel seperated from everyone. 🙂

Post # 7
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are planning to sit at a regular table for 8 – So my Maid/Matron of Honor and her date, his Bridesmaid or Best Man and his date, and 1 other couple from our wedding party will sit with us. When we told the contact at our venue and our DOC this, they looked at us like we were crazy! I just don’t want a head table which could potentially separate people in our wedding party from their dates, but I want to actually sit with some of our guests.

Post # 8
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re doing passed apps so, there will be some sitting tables, some standing tables, but no one has to sit! We’ll be wandering around mingling with everyone and eating! 

Post # 9
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re not having a seated plated dinner. We’re having a combo of passed and stationary apps and food stations, with a mix of high and low cocktail tables with chairs. So everyone can mingle, but they also don’t have to eat standing up if they don’t want.

Post # 10
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We sat at a round table with our bridal party and MC with all of our other guests. I liked it better because I didn’t feel like everyone was watching us while we ate. Not that we ate that much anyway…we were too busy visiting tables!

Post # 11
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t think it is fun to sit at a head table if you are a bridesmaid or a groomsman, and I am all about fun. 🙂 We will sit at a regular table with our parents (there are 3 sets). But really, how long do the bride and groom stay seated anyways? I feel like we will only be seated for a short time.

I love your idea of having a few empty seats at each table. If there are only 20 people, you may not even need the extra place settings, you could just drag a chair over, depending on the size of the space and the formality of the event. Are you going to have seating assignments?

Post # 14
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

We didn’t have a head table.  All our tables were round tables of 10 and we sat with our siblings and MOH/BM and their dates.  It worked out well for us.

Post # 15
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We sat at a table with our parents which was set out with all the other tables. Even though we had a pretty small wedding (just under 70 people), we didn’t really have time to sit and eat. We would nibble, then go and thank people for coming and say hi, then run back to out seat and nibble more, go and  talk again, repeat, repeat 🙂

Post # 16
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes. We’re having just round tables. This is mainly because we don’t want it too formal. And from sitting at the head table as a Bridesmaid or Best Man on two previous occassions I feel like i’m watching the other guests’ eat and can only talk to the people who i’m sat next to, whereas rounds are much more sociable

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