(Closed) Head Table or Sweetheart Table?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@amw511s: When I was going to have attendants, I thought of their situation. All but one had either a spouse/SO and/or kids. I figured they’d want to be with them so I was going to go for a sweetheart table.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@FrozenFeet: This—exactly why we’re opting for a sweetheart over a head table.  I’m also hoping that we’ll be able to concentrate on enjoying moment and actually eating if we’re not surrounded by ppl at our table. Probably wishful thinking 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I dislike head tables.  Just because at weddings were my Fiance or I are standing up it really is not as fun as when we are together. 🙂  And don’t you want your bridal party to have the best time?

We are doing a long banquet table using both sides of the tables, except no one opposite us so we can be “seen.”  That way we have the bridal party together but with their SO.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are also doing a sweetheart table…I figure everyone else will want to sit with their dates and families..and I would love a little privacy while eating..doubtful but still a nice idea!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@amw511s: I have the same wedding count for my Bridal party and I am doing a sweetheart table and here is a few reasons why.

1. I let my wedding party invite a guest (Spouse, Significant Other or Date) and I think it would be kind of bad for them to have a guest and not spend anytime with them while at the wedding.

2. I like the idea of an intimate table for my FH and I to have on our special day.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@amw511s: I considered a sweetheart table but didn’t and now I think it may have worked well. If you want to then do it.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i dont like the traditional head table look. i am doing a sweet heart table

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never felt so lucky that all but 1 person in my wedding party are single. I love the idea of us all sitting together at the head table, but then again they are our best friends (that’s why they’re our wedding party!)

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Of the two options, I’d go with a sweetheart table. To be completely honest, I detest head tables. Even if it’s “just for dinner”, being seperated from your SO is never enjoyable. If at all possible, I highly suggest seating your Bridal Party with their dates either at a Bridal Party table (like we’re doing) or spread throughout your guests with their friends or family. 

If you like the idea of sitting with other people, have you considered a family table? Fiance and I will be sitting at a standard round banquet table with both sets of parents and FI’s brother (best man) and SIL. I love that we’ll have the oppertunity to spend a few extra minutes with our closest family on our big day. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Grr… WB!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I don’t like the look of the “one-sided” head table, especially the ones on risers – just not for me. I also don’t like separating the wedding party from their SOs. I loved our option of a giant harvest table with wedding party members seated next to their SO.  We had 34 people at our table – it was great! Like a giant dinner party table. We used both sides and ends of several long tables that were attanged end-to-end and double-wide so it looked like a table out of a castle and had beuatiful linens that were different from the linens at the guest tables to set it apart.  Also we used chivari chairs at the harvest table while guests had chair covers.  That way the table was set apart without being up high or one-sided.  We LOVED sitting with our friends and did not even consider a sweetheart table. That would have made us uncomfortable being set apart in the room – but there are all different ways to do it so think about the options and pick what fits you best.

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