(Closed) We want to sit with our guests…is that weird? (venue pics)

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
3606 posts
Sugar bee

I actually wanted to do this, but my DH and mom shot it down so we ended up with a sweetheart table. I have seen it done, but only where there were a few long tables, each seating many guests, as opposed to several round tables, each seating a small number of guests, like your venue. It wouldn’t look weird visually, IMO — just like a head table placed in the middle instead of at the front, but it’d still be the focal point of the room. I’d keep in mind that in order for it to look “fair,” you’d either have to sit with your Wedding Party or sit with relatives from both sides.

Post # 4
1183 posts
Bumble bee

That’s pretty much what we did! We had a table of 10 for family and the best man. Then tables around us so the ‘top table’ was more like the centre of a flower. 

Worked really well and removed the spotlight from us (well me!)

Post # 6
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We are doing this! We’ll be sitting at a table with our siblings and their spouses. We live far from home so I’m excited that will be a nice way to spend time with them at the wedding!

Post # 8
2667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

When my Future Sister-In-Law got married, they only had 2 long tables. They had their bridal party on either side and directly across from them, but they were still sitting with the rest of their guests. It looked really nice, like one big family dinner.

Fiance and I are planning to place our head table (us and our bridal party) in the middle, with our guest tables around it. People will be sitting on either side of the table, too (not just one side as is common with bridal party tables). We’re having rectangular tables, not circular ones, though so I’m not 100% sure how it’s going to look yet (we have a planning meeting in a few months, so our coordinator has said she’ll show us then). We also didn’t like the idea of “being on display”, so this seemed like a good compromise for us.

Post # 9
1739 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

That’s what we did.  We sat with my Maid/Matron of Honor / BFF and her husband and daughter, the best man (my husband’s pertpetually single best friend), my Brother-In-Law, and another single friend of mine.  Then we spread the rest of the wedding party around at different tables, seated with their friends.

Post # 11
435 posts
Helper bee

We will most likely sit with our guests. We are having a buffet-style meal though so nobody will be forced to eat at the same time.

Post # 13
1377 posts
Bumble bee

We’re havig long harvest style tables (8 per tablex 3 in long rows) and we will be sitting with our guests/friends. I don’t want to be on a dias and sweetheart tables make no sense to me (thats what the honeymoon is for).

Post # 15
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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heavenlyflower :  we did this! Our venue had a “T” shape. We took the huge rectangular head table and put in in the middle of the long part of the T with smaller round tables surrounding us and at the top of the T. Using both sides of the table enabled us to seat the spouses of our bridal party with us which I’m sure was appreciated. And we able to chat and visit amongst ourselves, and we weren’t all “on display”. I’ve always disliked the front-of-the-room-all-on-one-side-picture-prop head table. And I don’t think it looked weird but I couldn’t have given a shit if it did, honestly. 

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