(Closed) Sweetheart table?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Did you/ Are you going to do a sweetheart table?

    Yes. We are/did one!

    No. We wanted to sit with our party!

    Other, explain

  • Post # 17
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Does sweetheart table mean a table with your groom, bridal party, and groomsmen?

    I didn’t have one at my wedding because we didn’t have a bridal party or arranged seating (wedding + reception were two separate days, and the wedding had a café lunch and the reception was cocktail style).

    I’m a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding and she’s having a separate table for the bridal party and groomsmen, which I think is silly – I should be able to sit with my husband. He’s basically attending the wedding solo, from start to finish! 🙁

    Post # 18
    6458 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I always thought it was weird until I started thinking about logistics…and so I think we’ll have a little table to the side where we sit.  Not, like, under a chandelier or anything though.  So we can sit together, but also so we don’t have to sit with some other people (ahem future inlaws).

    Post # 19
    949 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    we are having one.. all of our bridal party has partners and when i used to do wedding planning i noticed how much the partners or the memeber of the party would run back and forth- plus they didnt enjoy their meals. the 1st 2 tables will be bridal party and our parents.

    this way all of our guests can be with their partners- we have expressed this to the bridal party an they LOVE it

    also gives us a tad bit more privacy eatting alone..ive noticed at the hundreds ive been to that if the bride an groom are alone guests are less likely to disturb them while they eat as opposed to a table full of people

    Post # 20
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 1993

    One of the best wedding-related decisions we made.

    Post # 21
    3872 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Definitely!  Our venue has a pretty one, and I love the idea of a little time together, but not out of the way so people can’t come talk to us. 


    Post # 22
    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We had one! We didn’t want to make the bridal party sit away from their spouses/dates and I know shit would have hit the fan trying to decide which side of the family to sit with (and no, it wouldn’t have been as simple as sit with both sets of parents. There’s all kinds of deadbeat parents, dead parents, angry grandparents, parents that hate other parents, etc involved in our families). It was nice to have a few minutes to ourselves to talk about this HUGE THING we’d just done!

    Post # 23
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We are not having a bridal party, and I think we would feel weird sitting with one side of the family and/or getting up from a table of family to go visit around. The venue coordinator was like “YES DO IT, you’ll actually get to eat.”

    Post # 24
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I like it and plan on having one myself!

    Post # 25
    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We had a sweetheart table and absolutely loved it! We did this because we wanted our bridal party to be able to sit with their significant others and because we liked the idea of having a little privacy on such a busy day. It turned out really nicely! 🙂

    Post # 27
    3441 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I personally felt odd having it be just us at a table in front ot 200 people so we opted for a head table. But either way I think it’s whatever you are comfortable with.

    Post # 28
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @abbie017:  I feel like that, too, actually, but we still ended up having one! lol. We couldn’t think of another solution- we had too many family members who would have wanted us to sit with them if we did a “family table”, and we didn’t want to make our Bridal Party sit away from their dates. It was the only solution we could come up with! We did have our son sitting with us, too, though. I really don’t care for head tables, either, since they seem equally as awkward/self aggrandizing, but it’s hard to avoid it altogether at a wedding you’re throwing for yourself!

    Post # 29
    1953 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m not a fan of them, I think it makes the couple easier to get at and therefore increases chances of being interupted during dinner. Also I’m not a fan of being on display, especially when I’m eating.

    Post # 30
    1036 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Our bridal party is smaller (only 3 and 3) and only a couple of them have long term SOs who will be invited to the wedding, so we’re going to sit with our bridal party…neither of us likes to be on display either…especially since sitting down isn’t the most flattering position, HAHA

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