(Closed) Is it odd to not really have a sweetheart table?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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 # 6
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
4485 posts
Honey bee

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
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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:

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