Post # 1
I don’t want a head table because I think it’s old fashioned and I don’t want SOs of the bridal party sitting on their own when they don’t know anyone or separating parents and leaving 3 young kids with an overwhelmed mom.
However we are having a 500 person wedding. What are my options?
Post # 3
Wow that’s a big wedding. My Fiance and I are uncomfortable with a sweetheart or headtable (I don’t like people staring at me when I eat), we are just leaving a few seats open at each table so we can mix and mingle with our guests. We only have 50 guests though.
Post # 4
you could do a sweetheart table for just the two of you…
I personally still had somewhat of a head table. It was me and my husband then the Maid/Matron of Honor and her boyfriend and the Best man and his wife so only 6 of us. We had the rest of the bridal party at a seperate table with their +1’s. but you could seat them anywhere with their dates.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
We had a really long “headtable” that sat us in the middle on one side and no one directly across from us, but with our bridal party and other friends (and all their dates) spread along the table. We had 81 guests (or 83? I’m forgetting these details now…) and 26 people were at this table.
Post # 6
We’re having a sweetheart table and then seating our wedding party with their dates and their friends at different tables. But if you don’t like the idea of a sweetheart table, you could also seat yourself and your husband at a table with close family – parents and grandparents – and seat the wedding party with their own friends and families.
Post # 7
Just sit at regular tables with your guests.
Post # 8
sweetheart table or just put your bridal party at the same few tables and sit with them.
Post # 9
We had a sweetheart table and it worked perfectly for us! We didn’t feel like anyone stared at us while we ate. We actually asked the venue to serve us first so we could eat quickly then go table to table and greet our guests… we had nearly 200 people so a receiving line would have taken FOREVER. Our wedding party was able to sit with their dates and everyone seemed to appreciate the gesture.
Post # 10
We will be having a sweetheart table with our bridal party at the tables next to us with their dates.
Post # 11
Darling Husband and I did a sweetheart table on the dance floor that got cleared away after dinner.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Sweetheart table!! It’s a great way for you to get some alone time with your new husband before you get into guest mingling mode 🙂
Post # 13
We had a sweetheart table, so glad that we did as we actually managed to eat our whole dinner lol Our parents were sat at a table with their friends, and the rest of the tables around us were mixes of family, Groomsmen and Bridal Party, with other friends sat slightly further out
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
@mrsSonthebeach: really brilliant idea!
I’m in the same boat as you, OP… I really don’t like head tables for myself :/ I was in a wedding where the head table was slightly elevated…. and only WE got served champagne (big NO NO!) I was kind of embarrased. My then-SO was also in the wedding party, but he was seated at the opposite end of the head table.
For our wedding, we’re doing a sweetheart table, and it’s in the middle of our bridal party and our immediate family’s tables, so we won’t feel THAT on display!
Post # 15
I’m not a fan of traditional head tables either. We will either have a sweetheart table, or else sit at a regular table with some of the bridal party (plus their dates).
Post # 16
I don’t like a sweethear table or a head table lol, or dispersing the bridal party throughout the reception. So I think I’ve settled on doing a sweetheart table with 2 ten person rounds close by on either side of the sweetheart table. I will put the bridal party and dates at those two tables.