(Closed) Are you having a head table?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

We decided to do a sweetheart table, but it will not be under a spotlight, but off to the side of the dance floor.  It doesn’t matter where you eat your dinner – your guests are still going to stare – wherever you are.  At least your way, you won’t "feel" like you’re the center of attention and it may help you relax. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

We are doing a sweetheart table as well.  Our bridal party will be seated with their significant others at the table beside us.  We will have 2 head tables…one for the groom’s side and one for the brides side, but the way the tables line up, they will be behind the sweetheart table and table #2 on either side will be the bridal party/grooms party with their SO…that way everyone’s happy!  I hope!  Thanks for reminding me about the whole spotlight thing…I’m not sure if we’re going to actually have a spotlight!  But I’m all about people watching me eat!  Heck, if I paid for the food, I’m going to eat it!  And if I don’t I’m going to doggy bag it!  =D

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2007

We’re doing a sweetheart table too.  We’re seating our small bridal party with their husbands/wives.

Post # 6
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Newbee

 I really didn’t want to do a head table/sweatheart table. I am very uncomfortable with being the center of attention and I didn’t want our bridal party to be separated from their SOs. But Fiance really wanted a headtable. So we compromised. 

 We’re doing a headtable with our bridal party AND their significant others. Because it’s impossible to do a Looooooooong table, we are doing the two rows kinda head table (i hope that makes sense ). We will be sitting in one row with Maid/Matron of Honor, her hubby, Best man, and his SO. The rest of the bridal party with their dates/SOs, will be in front of us.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Yeah we settled on having a headtable only b/c we knew that we wouldn’t be sitting down anyway. I orginally wanted a Kings table, which is one large table holding up to 14 people. 6 on either side and 2 at the end but realized that it would be to large and take up to much room. I agree with many about being uncomfortable being the center of attention…but the reality of it all is that no matter where you sit you will be the center of attention. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

We had one. Because only three of our wedding party brought SO’s, we were able to seat the SO’s at the table with us, and not have an enormously long table. It was kind of unavoidable, the way our room was laid out. I didn’t feel people stared at us except during the "glass clinking = kiss" portions of the evening, so it wasn’t any worse than any other table would’ve been. We didn’t sit there for long anyway, spent most of our time mingling.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

We did our reception cocktail style, so it was open seating all around.  Our wedding party got to sit w/ their SO’s wherever and with whomever they wanted. (We reserved 2 tables for our parents to "host" and reserved the seats for older relatives, etc.)  We had a sweetheart table which pretty much just served as the designated place to leave our toasting flutes and food (which were magically refilled and replenished by the catering staff, something I could really get used to!). I seriously sat at that table for a grand total of maybe 20 minutes throughout the whole reception.  We mostly mingled and danced.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2007

We are having a head table with our bridal party, but we will have people on both sides. We had 3 people each so it won’t be too huge – just 6 on each side.

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