(Closed) Head Table Suggestions

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What should I do for the head table?
    Bridal Party Only : (4 votes)
    25 %
    Bride and Groom : (9 votes)
    56 %
    Other (Please comment) : (3 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    5662 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We did the following, as have other’s who’s weddings I’ve been in.

    We sat at a regular round table like the rest of our guests, with our bridal part AND their plus ones. It was nice to get to socialize with everyone. My best friend who had a larger party than we did, had more than one regular table for them, the MOH’s, and Best men plus SO’s, then a second table next to it that had the rest of the Bridal Party and their SO’s. I think people like to sit with their SO and you d’nt hvae to all sit in one long line. No one will even notice really.

    I’m not a fan of head tables personally. I don’t complain about them but you only get to talk to the two people you are sandwiched between and you can’t see the bride and groom or talk to them during dinner. You just sit there and eat and then wait for the next event to start.

    Post # 4
    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We are doing a head table.  I’m mixing it up so people can sit next to people who they are closer to meaning that we won’t have all the guys on one side, and all the girls on the other side. 

    To be honest, my reason is logistical.  We will eat, and then do speaches as soon as the last people have their plates.  It’s much easier to play pass the microphone than having to round up each person from where ever they are sitting.

    We are not adding dates to the head table.  Beyond it being too many people, it also brings attention to those people that do not have dates.  With one of those people being my brother and one being my Maid/Matron of Honor and neither really wanting attention brought to that.   Every SO is 27+ and can handle making small talk with other adults for half an hour. 

    Post # 5
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @MechEBee:  We sat at a table in the reception with our bridal party and their dates.  I am also not a fan of “head tables.”  I wanted to be a part of everything, and I wanted to sit with my bridesmaids as well as my husband.  It worked really well for us.

    Post # 5
    20 posts
    • Wedding: November 2014

    We’re doing a head table with two long tables with the party and their dates behind us

    Post # 6
    213 posts
    Helper bee

    We’re sitting at a regular round table with both sets of parents and my grandmother.  The bridal party will sit with their SOs 

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