- 4 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 MOH 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!