(Closed) Head Table

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you having a sweat heart table or a full head table?
    Full : (22 votes)
    30 %
    Sweet Heart : (33 votes)
    45 %
    Neither : (13 votes)
    18 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Due to step-parents, kids, etc., a headtable would be huge.  So due to neccessity, we are having a sweetheart table.


    Post # 4
    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    i didn’t like the idea of a sweet heart table or a head table with my bridal party. with head tables where a bridal party sits at, you run into the issue of significant others of the bp are sitting elsewhere which is a bit odd to me.  that happened to me once – my husband was seated a head table and I ended up sitting with people I hardly even knew for dinner.  as for a sweet heart table, we thought it would be better to sit with family.  

     so we had two head tables – 3 head tables – he and I sat with his parents, grandma, close cousins, table 2 included my parents, aunts/uncles, and his close cousins who traveled from far away, and the 3rd table was of his aunts/uncles….

    Post # 5
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We’re doing a round table (like all the other tables) and sitting with our brothers and sister and their dates.  Our first sibling dinner, I am really excited because our siblings are so damn funny

    Post # 6
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    We are going to do a head table, but put it in the middle of our guests so we can enjoy the party with them, rather then being up at the front away from everyone.

    Post # 7
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    LOVE that idea Miss Bliss! i’ve been unsure about a head table right up in front…..too "on-display" and away from your friends and family.. i think you’ve made up my mind!!

    Post # 8
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We are not doing a sweet heart or any head table.  My feeling is that the sweet heart table makes it so that you don’t get to spend time with your family and the head table it is difficult to talk to people (and feels like you are on display).  When I have sat at head tables at weddings it is not as enjoyable because you can only talk to the people next to you and you don’t get to sit with your date. 

    We will sit at a round table with our parents and grandparents.  Siblings will sit at another table.  Bridal party will be mixed in with whoever it makes sense for them to sit with.

    My sister did it this way and it worked very well.

    Post # 9
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We are having a smaller table for us, his best man (and his wife) and my matron of honor (and her husband)- that way all other members of the wedding party can sit with their dates

    Post # 10
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    @PrettyKitty – we did the exact same thing! Sat with our four brothers and their dates.  The rest of the bridal party was able to sit with their dates, and they were scattered among a few tables (near us) so they could sit with people they knew best (college friends with college friends for example). We had a table with our parents and their family on either side of us.  It worked for us because we weren’t fans of the sweetheart table, and our bridal party was 6 on each side – and we wanted everyone to sit with their dates.

    Post # 11
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @ erindesmar, we are doing something similar…just using the same round tables as for all the guests and mixing the bridal party in with whoever they would be most comfortable sitting with.  I haven’t figured out who will sit at our table yet though…

    Post # 12
    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We are sitting with our parents and siblings. We are all about family and want to be closest to them on our day.

    Post # 14
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    We’ll have a head table with us, our Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man and groomsmen and bridesmaids. This seems to be how wedding party seating is generally done in our area.  We’ll just have the dates of the bridal party sitting together at a table with other friends–which works for us because they all know each other.

    Post # 15
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We are doing a sweetheart table.  My FH and I want to EAT.  So we’re hoping to blend in and not hav eto do too much socializing as we scarf down our food 🙂

    Post # 16
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Head Table with our bridal party and their SO’s.

    I was at a wedding once where the head table just had the bridal party and not SO’s.  The bride kept getting mad at the bridesmaids because they kept going to check up on their boyfriends (who really knew no one else at the wedding).  I felt bad for all involved!

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