- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
I have been really struggling about what to do for the wedding party seating arrangements at the reception. The two groomsmen are married, my Maid/Matron of Honor sister is engaged and my childhood friend bridesmaid is currently single. The wives of the groomsmen should come since they’re local, and I will be inviting my friend’s mom, stepdad and giving her a +1 but since she’s currently single and both her and her mom live a 2 hour plane ride away during the school year (her mom is a teacher) it’s highly likely only my friend will make it. So it would be pretty awkward for her if she wasn’t at the head table, since she doesn’t really know anyone else. I wanted to find a way to make everyone happy and not singled out/left out.
I felt like if I didn’t seat dates at the table, that would suck for the wives/fiance. If I did seat dates with us at a long rectangular head table, that singles out my single bridesmaid since it would be obvious she didn’t have a date beside her. I didn’t want to do a sweetheart table because I don’t like them. And my parents want to sit somewhere important too.
My venue has 6′ rectangular tables and 5′ rounds. I came up with this… 4 of the 6′ rectangles set up like a family dining room table. The big table block will be 12′ x 4′ and 6 people can sit down either side. So my single bridesmaid can blend in, dates and parents can fit, and we don’t feel like we’re on display like at a more traditional head table. AND there’s still room if my bridesmaid does bring a date. The more I look at it the more I like it – conversation will be so much easier that at a big long table too.
If you can’t already tell, I am super pleased with this plan and just had to share it somewhere!