Post # 1
Fiance and I have been talking. We love the idea of a sweetheart table to allow our bridal party to sit with their significant others/babies etc. Most of our bridal party members have family and close friends attending. Plus, half of our bridal party is married to or engaged to other bridal party members!
Those of you who had sweetheart tables, where did your bridal party sit??
Post # 3
Our bridal party sat at a couple of round tables near our sweetheart table. It worked out well.
Post # 4
our bridal party will be sitting with their SO’s at tables with other people they know/scattered around the room
Post # 5
We did the same as “MrsPaulsBabyBallerina” and the reason we did a sweetheart table was the same as the OP. It worked out good, and I still put our wedding party and their others at 4 tables around us.
Post # 6
oops I voted wrong, I think if you do a sweetheart table your Bridal Party should be scattered amongst their dates/Sos. this is what I am doing since my wedding is small. I have been in countless weddings were I was forced to be at the head table and hated it!
Post # 7
I’m happy to know it worked out so well for you. I wonder if others have had mishaps with it?? Toasts being off? Forgetting too announce someone?
Post # 8
NOBODY LIKES HEAD TABLES! Except maybe the bride. It’s “her day,” after all.
But really, I’m a big proponent of either tables for bridal party + SOs (if they have dates, I think it’s rude to separate them), or if many of them are single / attending alone, letting them sit around the room with family and friends.
Post # 9
We sat at a sweetheart table.. We thought about doing a head table but with parents/stepparents plus our wedding party being from all different aspects of our life (and not wanting to leave there SO who may not know anyone else sitting by themselves) we decided to do sweetheart. Our wedding party sat with whoever they were friends with.. so I had 3 bridesmaids.. 1 was my cousin so she sat with her family and SO, the other 2 were college friends and they sat at a table together with other college friends/SO’s… My husbands groomsmen included his brother who sat with his immediate family, his childhood friend who sat with his parents/SO and other family friends and his college roommate who sat with the rest of his college friends.. Yes, they were spread out in the room but it worked out just fine 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’m not a fan of sweatheart tables because I prefer for the bride and groom to be more directly incorporated among the guests and less singled out and separate, though other brides specifically want that. We had one gigantic head table, sort of. It had us at the center with no one directly across from us, but the rest of the table was sat as normal and our bridal party (4 people) sat with their dates in the seats closest to us. The rest of our friends fanned out from there. I think we had like 26 people at that table. So we were in the middle of that long table going from bottom left to middle right and you can probably see that there are chairs on both side, but there is a gap right in front of us. That made it wasy for people to come up and see us while we were eating and to get good pictures but also kept us near our bestest friends and close to everyone in general.
If you decide to do the sweatheart table, I’d seat the bridal party where you would seat them if they weren’t in the bridal party.
Post # 11
@hisprettygirl: That’s how I feel about it too!! I was so bummed that I couldn’t sit by Fiance at my sister’s wedding.
@mrsSonthebeach: That sounds really nice! I’m considering having Fiance and I sit at the table with our parents/grandparents, but I don’t want our guests to be thinking.. “Where’s the bride and groom??”