(Closed) No head table, is that ok?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is it ok not to have a head table?
    Yes, it is your day do what you want. : (54 votes)
    95 %
    No, it the norm just get over it and have one. : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We didn’t even have a reserved table for the bridal party — the table Darling Husband and I sat at was some bridal party and some not. You can do whatever the eff you want!

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee

    Of course it’s fine to have the Bridal Party at a regular table. My sister did this at her wedding; we will probably do it at ours. It lends itself to a more relaxed, family-style reception, and it makes conversation a lot easier. At a head table, you basically only get to talk to the few people right next to you because the other side of the table is wasted space.

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Of course! Its your wedding, you can do whatever you want 🙂 Dont let anyone tell you youre wrong.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    We did a Kings table (with bridal party and their dates sitting all around the table) and it was so much fun. You could talk to everyone and no one was staring at us eating. We still called it a head table, since it was just bridal party and their dates, but it definately wasn’t the traditional setup.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I hate head tables. Darling Husband and I sat with our immediate families at a normal round banquet table while our Bridal Party and their SO’s were at the next table over. It was absolutely ideal. No-one starred at us while we were eating and we got to spend a few extra minutes with those closest to us. If I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @mrsmenow, i will be doing the same thing. i love this idea 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I was going to do a “head table” until I read this post. I think that’s a good idea not to have a head table.

    @UpstateCait….did you have the tables reserved?

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @MrsMeNow……Do you have a picture of it?

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

    It could be worse–we are doing the dreaded sweetheart table. (I also hate eating on display.) It’s the only solution with divorced parents who hate each other, two separate groups of friends in the wedding etc etc. Then my parents will have a table with FI’s dad and date and my sister, and FI’s mom and stepdad will have another table with sisters and family. A 3rd table for non-family Bridal Party and dates. We’re hoping that eliminates drama… except for my anxiety about eating on display. Anyway, I think your solution is great and I’m a little jealous we can’t do  that.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper

    I would hate to be the centre of attention, so no “head” table for us at the restaurant. I will be mingling with the commoners LOL

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Ashley1281:  We had a seating chart. Everyone parked it where we put ’em. 

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    There’s really no single way it’s “done” anymore – this is definitely a detail where you can do what you want and not stress over your choice. 

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @UpstateCait……LOL, okay. I’m not doing a seating chart because I’m lazy!!! I don’t feel like trying to figure out where everyone is sitting, but I will have reserve sitting for my Bridal Party and my Parent, In-laws, and Grandparents.

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