(Closed) Sweetheart table, where do parents sit?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee

We have the opposite problem. FI’s parents are divorced and don’t speak, and my mom doesn’t speak to any of her own family. We are trying to keep everyone away from eachother! lol

In your case, I would probably do 1 table with your parents and each set of grandparents and your siblings. Then another table with FI’s parents, grandparents and siblings.  Then sit aunts, uncles and cousins together and the next tables.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our setup is a bit unconventional.  Our reception is in a resturaunt, and we are sitting at a circular table in the center of the dining room.  There are two 8-tops (rectabgular) on either side of our table. I have told our parents that we want them at one of those two tables…either all four together, or with their parents/siblings; whatever they choose.  But we want them beside us.  Other than that, I am leaving it up to them.  I hope they choose to sit together with our grandparents, but we don’t have as many as OP does (only one set for me, and a grandma and great-aunt for FI)… That makes 8, funny how that worked out. 😉  We will see where they choose to sit on Sunday.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

Could you do your parents and FI’s parents and both your grandparents at one table?

Honestly, you wont please everyone so set it up however you want!! Most people (especially parents) are up and mingling at weddings anyways. They’ll just be sitting for a little while so don’t stress too much 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

This is how we did it: Sweetheart table.  His parents hosted their own table with both my husband’s grandparents and his brothers & their GFs.  My parents hosted their own table, same set up. Aunts & uncles were split into separate tables according to family. Everyone was happy and still got to spend time with everyone. 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We had a sweetheart table.  DH’s parents sat with their friends, my parents sat with my Mom’s grandparents and their friends (they were supposed to sit with their friends but there ended up not being enough room at the table).  Everyone was comfortable that way and had a good time.  I never thought twice about it being weird or unconventional… SIL did the same thing at her wedding.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@PinkMagnolia: seems like a good of time as any to introduce your parents and grandparents to each other!! they are only going to be sitting for dinner… they will be up and talking to guests as soon as they are done eating.  don’t look too much into it – it will be fine!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah, I think you should just put them all together, they should get to know eachother! (and it will be good for pictures.)

I really want to do a sweetheart table, but our venue doesn’t have a small enough one, so we *might* end up sitting at a slightly smaller (6 person) table with our 4 parents.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are having a sweetheart table. Our parents will sit together, with some aunts and uncles at that table, and the grandparents will sit at a table next to them with the rest of aunts and uncles. Cousins, etc will sit together at another table. All adjacent tables. It’s all in one room so everyone will see each other anyway!

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