(Closed) Thinking about NOT having a head table? Can I get away with it?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Can I get away with not having a head table?

    Yes! If thats what you want, go for it!

    No! You must have one (explain why)

    Option 3 - have partners at the head table!

  • Post # 3
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @DeeWee:  Go for it!  A lot of people do a sweetheart table and skip a wedding party table.

    Post # 4
    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @DeeWee:  Have a sweetheart table with just you and your husband and let the wedding party sit with their SO. We are having a sweetheart table. I don’t think it’s a big deal at all!

    Post # 5
    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m not having a head table or a sweetheart table!


    Post # 6
    447 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We won’t be having a head table. Just a sweetheart table, and our bridal party and families sitting at the tables closest to us.

    Post # 7
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We’re not having a head table OR a sweetheart table as we don’t find either of them necessary.

    Do what you want!

    Post # 8
    3 posts
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @DeeWee:  We’re probably going to have a sweetheart table for exactly the same reason.  I don’t want to split up couples where one person is in our wedding party, but seating our wedding party and their SO’s at a head table would require a very long table (too long, IMO).

    Post # 9
    6737 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I went to a wedding once with an ex who was in the bridal party.  I loved what the bride/groom did.  They had a sweetheart table and the two tables on either side of them were the bridal party tables.  The BMs were on the side of the bride, with their partners; the GMs were on the side of the groom, with their partners.  I thought that was perfect. 

    Post # 10
    6014 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    The last three weddings I was in or went to had sweetheart tables, and the wedding party sat with their guests at one of the regular tables.  


    The head table, when you have brought someone is kind of annoying.  The last one I was in that had a head table, we all just went up there to get our food and pulled chairs up to the table our S/O’s were sitting at and ate with them.  It worked out that the bride and groom were the only people  sitting at this huge long table.   We had a sweetheart table, but we had a few extra chairs around and our FG’s all brought their plates to sit up with us… it was cute. 

    Post # 11
    2868 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We are doing a sweetheart table.  Doing a head table just got too complicated, and we have a small, casual wedding anyway.

    Post # 12
    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    we did a sweetheart table.  It was great.  We got to have a few minutes together on a very busy and hectic day.  I really enjoyed having that time to sit with my new husband.

    Post # 13
    680 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’re not having one – I don’t like the idea of being on show. We are just sitting at a table in amongst all the other tables and will have bridal party spouses sit with us. I hate being in a wedding and not being able to sit with Fiance.

    Post # 14
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We aren’t having a head table either! Most of our wedding party has families I’m sure they would love to sit with instead of (for some of them) sitting with people they only know through Fiance or I!

    Post # 16
    8682 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never been to a wedding with a head table. Most have sweetheart tables or the bride and groom is with family.

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