(Closed) Seating wedding party…anyone do something different?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m doing a sweetheart table with just me and hubby and the bridal party is going to sit with their spouses and children like they prefer anyway.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our bridal party will be scattered around at various tables with their spouses, children, and/or friends.  No bridal party table.  I guess there will be a “sweetheart table” set up for us, but somehow I don’t see us spending a whole lot of time there 😛

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

That’s exactly what we did.  We didn’t have a head table or sweetheart table.  We just sat at a regular round table, (frong and center), with or best man, maid of honor, siblings and dates.  We had the bridal party distributed amongst the regular round tables with people they would most like to sit with. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are sitting at a round table with our bridal party and their SO’s. So I guess it’s still the “head table” but it’s going to be like all the other tables

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re sitting at one of the round tables, with some of our bridal party. The rest of our bridal party will sit amongst the guests– I wanted the bridal party to be able to sit with their dates/SOs, and Fiance didn’t like the sweetheart table idea.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We had a sweetheart table and our bridesmaids were at regular round tables. We ended up seating them all together with some other close friends/family. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mandypop:  This is our plan as well.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hate head tables so having one wasn’t an option for us. We wanted to sit with those closest to us so Darling Husband and I sat at a round banquet table with both sets of parents and DH’s brother/SIL (I’m an only child). Our bridal party sat with their SO’s at the next table over. It was perfect. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@lindseyl06:  This is exactly what we did, too. 🙂  

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@UpstateCait:  That is a really nice idea! I hadn’t heard of that, and, in hindsight, although I loved our sweetheart table, I think I would have actually interacted with my family at the wedding if we had done this! Our timeline ended up being thrown off by several things, and Darling Husband and I never had a chance to greet most of our guests, not to mention spend any time with anyone in our families except for our opposite-gender parents with whom each of us danced. Yours was a great idea!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We will also be having a sweet heart table with a backstage.

Our party will be seated at tables near the sweet hear table on both the right and left, to frame us indirectly. Also, we will be seating the actual bridal party members in a way so they will be aligned with us (i.e. facing everyone) so they will be in view to anyone who was looking straight at us, without creating a head table. 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Brielle: & MrsTimmy: It really did work out great. The whole day was so crazy that we hardly got a chance to really sit down and spend time with anyone for more than just a few minutes. Having that 20 minutes or so with our immediate families was really special to to only us but also them. We’re really happy we went this route though honestly, it’s the only seating arrangement that worked for us. Like I said, head tables were an automatic “no” and we didn’t want to be on display in the way that sweetheart tables tend to do. 

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