(Closed) Bridal Party Table

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

No, you don’t.  The weddings I have been to have put the SO & kids at nearby tables.   I’m just spreading our bridal party out amongst the tables because half of them have really little kids and I figure it would just be a whole lot easier.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

you don’t have to… but to be honest i personally don’t like being seperated from my fi and don’t think other people would like being seperated from their so’s. i was just in a wedding a few weeks ago where we were seperated, and sure it was fine for me for dinner, but he didn’t know anybody so he had to hang out with the other bf’s. and then all of the girls just ended up leaving the head table anyway, it was just silly to have us there to begin with. he’s in a wedding this weekend and i’m dreading being at a table with strangers.

Post # 5
Hostess
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We may be opting for a sweetheart table plus two tables adjacent for the bridal party and their guests. It’s hard for the attendants’ guests who do not know anyone to spend basically the entire wedding (both ceremony and dinner portion of reception) alone. So it kind of depends on how comfortable they will be to be separated.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it really depends on the people you are talking about.  If they are new or young moms with little children I would maybe be worried about separating them from their kids.  If their kids are older it would probably work to separate them. 

On a side note, I know that if my SO was in a the party and I was going to a wedding with them, I would be a little sad that I wouldn’t be able to sit with them.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re having 2 tables to seat us and our wedding party and their spouses/sig others.  We didnt’ want the spouses and SOs to be out with the rest of the guests feeling uncomfortable not knowing others around them. We’re not inviting children, so that’s not a problem for us.  would you consider not inviting kids?  maybe that will reduce your number at your head tables? 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re also doing a sweetheart table, then setting up seperate tables for the bridal party and their guest.  I’ve been to weddings were I’ve been seperated from my Fiance who was in the wedding, and it was not fun. 

Post # 9
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16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Same here, mimosa! (P.S. Cute avatar!)

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree that you should let people sit with their SOs.  It would be kinda lame if I had to eat by myself at a wedding where I knew no one.

We’re doing a “head table” with me, Fiance, Maid/Matron of Honor & date, and Bridesmaid or Best Man & date.  And then surrounding tables with the wedding party and their dates.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We’re having a sweetheart table and we’re spreading out the bridal party all over the place I don’t think many of our Bridal Party will be sitting together.

I agree with the other ladies – I think a kids table would be fine but people would feel awkward if seperated from their SO’s. If you really want to be with your Bridal Party why not ask have two 10-tops pushed together and have a huge, fun table? So what if there’s 20 people sitting there.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve been in a wedding where we sat with the bride & groom as an entire party and then I’ve also been in a wedding where they were at a sweetheart table and the rest of us were at tables near by with our SO’s.

I really prefer the latter option for the same reason as the other bee’s, much easier on everyone! The SO’s will feel way less awkward and it probably also makes the table arrangement easier.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

We’re definitely seating everyone with their SOs, if any. That means we won’t be able to fit the whole bridal party at our table, so I think we’ll just sit with a couple of bridesmaids and groomsmen as well as their SOs. Other members of the wedding party will be seated with their families and friends, so no one will have an awkward seating situation.

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Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ gemstone, thanks!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

Great choice!  People are always more comfortable with the sweetheart table and sitting with their dates than at some weird head table while their SO’s are all alone sitting next to ppl they don’t know.

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