Post # 1
Just wondering how everyone is doing the seating for the bride & groom, bridal party, etc. at the reception. It seems like each arrangement has advantages and disadvantages. I was planning to do the bridal party head table, but I hate the idea of splitting people up from their dates!
Post # 3
we are having our wedding party sit at the head table with us. The BM’s and GM’s will be separated from their Dates/husband/wife’s but it is only really for dinner and then they can hang out with their dates as much as they want the rest of the night.
You could just have your Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man sit with you at the head table and let the rest of your wedding party sit together at another table with their dates. Just an idea…
Post # 4
We had 4 ‘VIP’ tables on the floor with the other guests, right next to the dance floor. Two were the bridal party/dates and us (7 bridesmaids/6 groomsmen). The other two were one for each of our parents/grandparents. Our parents’ closest friends completed their tables of 10.
Post # 5
We are not going to have designated table for us. Our wedding party and immediate families will have their tables and we are doing assigned seating. I plan on being up most of the night mingling and thanking everyone. I have already done the marriage thing once and had over 300 people at my wedding and I made sure to eat and nibble but didn’t want to waste time sitting, i wanted to make sure I got to everyone and thanked them for coming and enjoying in our wonderful day.
Post # 6
VIP table for us and for wedding party. Maybe 2 tables if we’re large enough.
The wedding last weekend we attended, the bride and groom had 2 tables reserved for the couple and their wedding party. I think that is how we’ll go.
Post # 7
We are doing sweetheart table and then having separate tables for our bridal party and their dates (probably two). I’m not a fan of a king’s court style head table and we figure we will be scarfing down our dinner to go make our rounds that it doesnt matter if we are sitting apart.
Post # 8
We’re having a "head table", but the bridesmaids and groomsmen can have their SOs at the table. My MOH’s hubby will be in Afghanistan, only 1 of my other 2 attendants has a boyfriend, and my fiance’s 2 attendants are both married. That makes for 10 people, or 11 if you count his Best Man’s 1.5 year old daughter. Sounds doable to me!
Post # 9
We are doing the sweetheart table and we are having our wedding party spread out at the rest of the tables with all of our guests. My family is hispanic and speaks mostly Spanish, where his family speaks only English. We want them to feel comfortable but also interact, instead of having the room divided. So, we have assigned seating and our wedding party will be out on the tables mingling and making sure everyone is comfortable.
Post # 10
I don’t like being at a traditional head table – I feel like we’re all on display and can’t interact with each other. Instead we’re having me and new husband and part of our wedding party at a round table. 3 of our 6 groomsmen will be out of the country serving the military, so we are leaving one empty spot at the "head table" next to his wife, a bridesmaid, to honor their service. The Maid/Matron of Honor is married to the best man, another bridesmaid is married to another groomsman, and then a single bridesmaid will be seated with us – 9 people at our round table. The other groomsman is a little brother who will sit with the family, and my two other maids will sit with their husbands and families/friends.