Post # 1
So, we are 6 weeks away from the wedding and having some trouble deciding on a floorplan. I am not a fan of the head table (or the sweetheart) but understand why it is so popular. They just help the flow of the room work better and allow all guests to see what is going on.
Here are our 2 possible layouts. The first option is with the Kings Table style (we would be sitting at the head if it with all immediate family and bridal party) which I love but unfortunately it puts some guest tables at the back of the room and far away from the dance floor where they can’t see anything. I love this look but am afraid that it will discourage people from dancing. The second one is with the head table and dance floor in the center which is the classic look. It’s okay I just don’t love sitting so front and center and find the layout kind of tired (imo). There are also 3 poles in the tent which you can see marked off. Opinions?
Post # 3
If you prefer the king`s table, I would go with that. There are always guests who prefer to be a bit further away from the speakers for the music, so if you can figure out who those people are, put them at the back tables.
Otherwise don`t fret too much about it. No one is really that far away from the dance floor. If they want to dance, they will get up and make their way to the dance floor.
There is also less distance between the tables on both sides of the room, so it will be easier for guests to mix and mingle.
Post # 4
My personal opinion is #2… there’s a reason it’s popular… it just makes the most sense.
Post # 5
Or I could try and keep my Kings Table with the dance floor in the front. Downside here might be that I end up with a long narrow rectangular dance floor. Thanks for your feedback!
Post # 7
I would go with the second. It just more pleasing to the eye. It looks like its easier access to all of your tables and bar, etc too.
Post # 8
What I don’t like about the king’s table layout you have is that everyone sitting at it will have their backs to half the guests.
Post # 9
My thoughts exactly… I dont think it looks good to have your backs to the guests. With the traditional head table, at least the guests can see the bride & groom..