Post # 1
Our “sweetheart table” is really a sixteen foot long table of all of our bridal party and dates. Although we would sit in the middle of the side facing out to everyone, there would be people on both sides of the table. So people looking at us during toasts etc would be looking through a line of heads. I’m not sure whether this is odd or not. Whether guests wouldnt like it, or even if the photographer is able to get pics of us. What do you think?
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s odd. I’ve only been to one wedding that had a sweatheart table, the rest either had head tables like yours, or in my sister’s case she had neither–her and her husband sat with our/his parents and the rest of the bridal party sat at tables with either their families or friends.
Post # 4
That will be really nice! I think that might be called a “King’s Table”…? Check out the pics from this post by Mrs. Pudding. I loooove this one!
Post # 5
Yes – It is just like King’s Table – EXCEPT, we wouldn’t be at the head – we would be in the middle (where the bridal party is sitting in the pic). This is why I am concerned it will be a problem that people can’t really see us. I would want us to sit at the head, but the way our venue is shaped we would be protruding into the dance floor because…oh, I forgot to mention – there would be 19 people sitting at the table (us, wedding part, dates). Is this ridiculous?
Post # 6
I would just do a regular head table and have the wedding party’s dates/spouses sit at other tables.. this is how I’ve always seen it done, and this way it will be easier for your photographer and guests to see you and get photos.
Post # 7
What you are describing is a regular head table. A sweetheart table is just you and your new spouse. No they aren’t weird and are considered traditional. Do whatever works for you.
Post # 8
I’ve seen it done before. I don’t think its odd at all. My only issue with it is when the bridal party’s guest/date is seated elsewhere. It can be awkward if their date doesn’t know anyone and have to sit at a different table.
Post # 9
Our venue coordinator suggested something like this (see my crudely drawn example in Paint…lol) where no one sits across from the bride and groom. You would need one more or one fewer person to make this even though: