Post # 1
Is anyone planning for or has anyone had a King’s Table for themselves and their wedding party and/or had one big wedding party table/family table?
Kings Table (on the right) http://www.weddinggirl.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Black-White-Hot-Pink-Damask-Kings-Table-Wedding-Centerpiece-Decor.jpg
…said table for us would be in the middle of the room, level to all other guests.
Post # 3
@RingPup: Yeah, atleast 7months out I plan on having a large family style table. But in the area of the reception, one table might not fit.
Post # 4
The last wedding I went to had one, I had no clue what it was for. I thought it was for the bridal party! We aren’t having one.
Post # 5
I like the idea, bumping this up 🙂
Post # 6
We’re having a family table but it won’t be a “Kings Table”. Fiance and I are sitting with both sets of parents and his brother (best man) and SIL at a normal round banquet table (same as what our guests are sitting at).
Post # 7
We are planning on a king’s table for the wedding party and their dates/spouses. My parents and his will host their own tables nearby. I’ve always thought it awkward to have a head table that faces the crowd, so I know I’ll feel much more comfortable with people on both sides of the table. I also don’t like when the wedding party and their dates/spouses have to sit separately during dinner. That just doesn’t make sense to me. A king’s table is a great way to let everyone sit together.
Post # 9
We are definitely doing a King’s Table for us and the wedding party, but with the way the space is, I’m trying to figure out if it would be best if we had one really big table instead of two good sized tables and had our parents, us, grandparents and wedding party all together. Our parents have already ok’ed sitting together and I just love that, so then thought -maybe we could do everyone at one big one versus side by side at two still good sized tables!
Post # 10
Yup! Met some resistance with my family because it’s not the “traditional” way to do it. But we wanted all our siblings and spouse, our parent and nieces and nephews to sit with us. Including our Maid/Matron of Honor & her husband aka Groomsman we had 19 people at the table. Right in the middle with our guests all around us.
Here’s how the room was set up.
Post # 11
19? We’d be looking at 26, it’d be big, but I’ve put it to scale and think it works….
Wedding Party (10)
Wives/Husbands/SO’s of some of wedding party (5)
If we do two tables (King’s for us/wedding party) it won’t include significant others of some of wedding party
But if we do one big one, it works a little better…
Post # 12
Eeek, sorry the quality sucks!
Buffet tables would leave, and half of big table or one of 2 tables would go once we move on after dinner. The kitchen is outside the picture over the top of the higher of the 2 buffet tables.
We have 1355 sq. feet of covered outdoor space (bar is outside) at the bottom of this floor plan (also outside of this picture!), doors in out are also at the bottom and if weather cooperates the whole right side wall will be tucked away and open air! There will be a few tables, chairs and comfy seating out there.
And just as a PS, there are 4 big pillar posts down the middle of the room (from wide end to wide end) and the bottom left corner there is a giant wagon that can’t move….!)
Post # 13
We are going to do this too–but I’m wondering where we should sit. We could sit at the head of the table with our backs to the dance floor, or somewhere in the middle…or I guess we could have extra seats put in so we could move with the courses?
What have other people done? We are going to have about 40 people at the head table (bridal party, dates, and family).
Post # 14
@bikinihoneymoon: I’ve seen it both ways (citing pics from Style Me Pretty). I think we will probably sit in the middle. I’m curious to hear what others have done or plan on doing too. Ours will only have 20 people, so 10 on each side.
Post # 15
We are. Our venue is the aquarium and is essentially 2 hallways and the both join to a big middle area (which is were dancing and all will occur) The middle aread in between the 2 hallways is where we will have our head table.
Instead of just a head table facing towards nothing really we have been advised on a King’s table type so we get to sit across from others. We like this idea.
Post # 16
Well, I learn something new everyday.. I had no idea what a king’s table even was! Cool idea.