(Closed) Are you having a head table?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you doing a head table

    Head table

    Sweetheart table (bridal party with regular guests)

    A combination of sweetheart and head table

    Neither

  • Post # 32
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We had a head table.  The dates of the Bridal Party all knew a bunch of people there, so there wasn’t an issue of someone not knowing anyone.  I personally am not a fan of sweetheart tables at all, so I never considered it for us!

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I voted neither.  Our venue has an upstairs area where we will get ready pre-ceremony and my fiancé and I will eat dinner alone after pictures before we socialize with our guests.  We want to make sure we get to eat and have a moment alone as husband and wife.

    Post # 34
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We had a private sweetheart table, bridal party Sat at various tables. If I was in a bridal party, or if my DH was in one and we couldn’t sit with each other, I don’t think I would enjoy the evening very well. Also it’s nice as a couple to get a moment alone.

    Post # 35
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m having a headtable definitely!!!

    Post # 36
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We’re having a head table. 

    Post # 37
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We wanted to do a head table with the whole wedding party but there isn’t enough room. You lose too many seats when you remove a bunch of 8 person round tables to add a big rectangular table. We’ll be sitting at a regular round table with some of our wedding party, the rest will be at the table next to us. Not what I would have chosen in an ideal world but I hate sweetheart tables so it is what it is.

    Post # 38
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We were so happy we did a sweetheart table.  We got to have a private conversation and enjoy our meal together.  Our bridal party were at 2 tables with their dates, and other guests mixed in.

    Post # 39
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @Jacqui90:  +1

    We will be doing the same

    Post # 40
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    A sweetheart table worked great for us. I wanted our attendants to be able to sit with their dates, plus there was so little ‘just him and I’ time during the wedding, so it was nice to just sit and enjoy a meal and be together for a minute. Seriously, like a minute, since every spare second was spent greeting guests at their tables.

    Post # 41
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    Sugar bee

    We do not have a wedding party, so we’ll probably have a head table with : my parents and my grandparents (if we’re still blessed to have them both with us by the time we get married) on my side ; FI’s parents on his side as he has no grandparents anymore. 

    I know it looks uneven, but at first I thought just our parents, but Fiance suggested my grandparents should be at the table of honor too, and I thought it was very sweet. 🙂

    Post # 42
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @excitedtobeMRSF:  We did a head table but not the “last supper jesus” table where everyone is in a row and cant talk. Our venue did a BEAUTIFUL TABLE (hopefully I can post a pic when they come) and it was great…. it was a rectangular table where DH and I were at one end looking out onto the crowd and the bridal party were down each side so we could all interact and talk. I wasnt worried about the dates because they are basically all friends (cause most of the Bridal Party was friends) and I sat them all at the same table and they were totally cool with it! (we had 6 people on each side so having dates with our table would have been way too much). DH is a bit freaked out by the spotlight so a sweetheart table would have been out of the question…..he wanted his boys with him.

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We didn’t have any assigned seating, but our reception was rather casual.

    It was kind of nice. DH and I took time to sit down and eat with guests when we were hungry and it was neat to get to spend some time with people.

    Post # 44
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We just sat at a regular table. It seated us, my two MOH’s and their dates, his best man and date and one other groomsman and date. I knew people would be looking at me enough as the bride but I didnt want to call even more attention to myself by sitting at the front with just my husband. It made me feel very “normal” to sit at a regular table.

    Post # 45
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We did a regular head table. All of the wedding party’s significant others are part of our group of friends now (and have been for awhile!), so they sat with friends.

    Post # 46
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

    we are having a head table with me, Fiance and both set of parents. our table layout is 2 long tables coming off of our top table and the BMs and GMs (with respective partners) will be seated at the top of these tables closest to our top table… if that makes sense 🙂

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