(Closed) Head Table – pros and cons of not having one

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think you can do whatever it is you feel is best for you.

Personally, I didn’t want a head table, but we are sort of ending up with one anyway, because we want the dance floor in front of all of the tables.

We are having our bridal party, along with their dates & both sets of our parents at our head table, for a total of 14 people.

Here is the general idea of our layout :

Post # 4
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t think a round table with your bridal party would be bad. I actually think that would be really fun! We’re going to sit at a round table with our families, and nobody has blinked an eye at that. I don’t like the sweetheart table for us, and head tables aren’t really a “thing” where I’m from and I didn’t like the time I had to sit at one as a bridesmaid.

If I was at your wedding I would think that was lovely. Go for it.

Post # 6
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My BFF did that at her wedding for the wedding party. It worked out great, although she didn’t do a dinner (just h’or deoevres) so we left the table a lot to mingle.

It’s not a weird idea at all!

Post # 7
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Sitting with the wedding party at a normal table is a fabulous idea! I was a bridesmaid in one where we did exactly that. The four attendants, the bride, groom and my date (now my FI) all sat together at a round table. We had a blast, and could actually speak to one another!




Our venue has 6-person round tables, so our game plan is to have our table be me, Fiance, Maid/Matron of Honor, her boyfriend, Bridesmaid or Best Man, and his wife. That way, no splitting dates, and the rest of the attendants will be scattered at tables with their dates and friends. We want a comfortable party atmosphere, and just hate the Last Supper style head table. We’re also unimpressed by sweetheart tables.


Post # 8
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We are having a sweetheart table to include me, Fiance & our son. We opted not to go with the head table b/c we have 4 & 4 one set are a couple and 3 others have SOs that will be attending but not in the Wedding Party. We didnt want to make people sit without their loved ones…we went to a wedding once where the Wedding Party sat with the Bride & Groom at 2 round head tables but there were enough seats that their SOs were able to sit with them.

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