Post # 1
We are having a sit down meal and have four tables of ten, one table of eight. At this venue, the Bridal party usually sit at the table for 8 and conveniently, there are eight of us (three BMs, three Groomsmen.)
However, at least four of the bridal party will have SO with them. We cannot fit everyone on one table. I think it is very rude to sit people apart (particularly when one of them may not know anyone else there.)
So what do other people do in this situation?
Family table? There is no possibility of having a table just for the two of us (and we wouldn’t be into it anyway) so that won’t work.
Who would have thought the simplest thing was such a nightmare.
Also- I should mention our families don’t love one another either, so family seating could be slightly awkward.
Post # 2
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
I can give you advice. I had the same situation and decided on a sweetheart table only. I’ve already asked people to be in my wedding and they spent money for my wedding the least I could do is seat them with their guest. Plus our photographer said a sweetheart table with just the two of us gives great pictures.
Post # 3
I’d just have a sweetheart table.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I’ve been to several weddings that my fiance was in and i was not. At all of them I did know someone else (either other friends or family) and was sat with them – this was no problem for me. I just didn’t get to eat dinner with him. (I do that all the time anyways! Seriously no big deal.) If they SO’s of the bridal party really don’t know anyone else at the wedding then I’d consider having them sit together at a table. They’ll likely have something in commond and it’s fun to meet new people? Have their table up front near the bridal party table. (This is probably what I am going to have to do. But only 1 of them won’t know anyone else – if he even decides to come.)
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
I know you said you don’t want to do a sweetheart table, but maybe try to consider it. That’s what we did and it was great. We had the same problem, and had two tables on either side of us with our wedding party & their SOs. Visually it was very appealing, and everyone was happy. 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I had reservations about seperating couples, too. DH and I had a few arguments about it, and eventually he won. I sat the bridal party at the head table, and put the significant others at a different table with either people they knew, or who I knew would mesh well. It was totally fine! my friends understood. I’d say it sounds like the easiest way to handle your situation. Plus, it is commonly done, and I think bp members have to kind of expect it.