Post # 1
Fiance and I are having a sweetheart table, and then bridesmaid and groomsman tables so they can all sit with their SO’s. We have 6 on each side, but some don’t have SO’s so there are empty seats. I am running out of room at our “friend” tables, so would it be SUPER weird to put non-bridal party members (or SO’s) at the BM/GM tables? For instance I have a single Bridesmaid or Best Man who is traveling with one of our single girlfriends, so I thought it would be nice for them to get to sit together.
Thoughts? I don’t want anyone’s feelings to be hurt because they didn’t get “chosen” for the BM/GM tables, but I don’t think anyone would care or even notice.
Post # 3
If you are worried abuot this, how about just not having the BM/GM tables and seating them like guests of the wedding (intermixed among the tables)? Just an idea. I’ve seen it done and it works really well.
Post # 4
I sat my bridal party in with the other guests. It was easier than making a seperate table.
Post # 5
If I was the only single Bridesmaid or Best Man, I’d be happy to sit with another single person and not be the 7th wheel or something. Weddings can be a tough enough time to remember you’re not attached, let alone sitting with happy couples all night. I don’t think it’s a big deal to mix them in a little.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
We had a sweetheart table too. We treated wedding party like guests and sat them with people we thought they would enjoy sitting with. It worked out really well.
Post # 7
my friend had a full head table with all her bridal party and them at and stuck me and my SO at it cause we didn’t really know a lot of other people. It wasn’t weird at all =)
Post # 8
Ok so for some clarification… my fiance and I met in college so literally all the friends coming to the wedding know each other, and most are in the same sorority/fraternity. Needless to say it’s a pretty tight-nit group. I do appreciate that being single at a wedding sucks, which is why I thought to put that girlfriend with my Bridesmaid or Best Man, but there are other single bridal party folks. I know the boys won’t care. Our friends who got married last year (who are a Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen in ours) did the “head tables” this way and it was really nice – the bridal party got recognized as being special, yet they were able to sit with their dates. I’d probably be sitting our bridal party members with each other, even if there weren’t ‘head tables’, so I guess it’s not a big deal to add friends.