(Closed) What do you think about…serpentine head table???

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it’s a little odd personally. And do you have access to tables in this shape?

Post # 5
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think it’s a little odd as well.  It kinda restricts the view and puts several people so their backs are facing everyone.  And if they aren’t really next to each other is it really necessary to include the bridal party’s SO’s?

ETA: and as a guest, I’d feel awkward walking into it to talk to you.

Post # 8
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think that’s a better idea, but I’m curious why you think they should be able to see other members of the party?  They aren’t close enough to talk to them so why is it necessary for them to see each other across?  If it’s just because those are the tables you have access to then it makes more sense.

I’ve only been in one wedding, but the only times I stayed at the head table were during the first dance, toasts, and dinner.  All other times I mingled.  I even wound up eating my cake at another table.  I think maybe you’re puting too much thought into it.  If how the bridal party is seated is a huge concern, consider puting them at regular tables near the front where they can sit with their SO’s but still be near you two and still in a place of more distinction than just in the sea of tables (maybe even make a special sign the says reserved for the bridal party so it’s clear).  Then, you and your husband can be alone together at a sweetheart table.

Post # 9
1 posts
  • Wedding: August 2006


We did serpentine tables at our reception for the head table

in opposite directions to create a wave effect. IT looked fantastic, and no problem seeing everyone or speaking with them. You have to do them opposite directions to not create a circle or figure 8.

The hall organization staff were enamored with the look. The table was draped with fabric tablecloths and tulle swags in front with flower attachment to make the swag effect stay up across the front of the table. Also having cloths that go to the floor is a much nicer look from the guest point of view.

You could also do a round table in the center for the bride and groom then do serpentines possibly on each side ? Just a thought. I like different and unique ideas rather than the always traditional straight table setup. Be creative

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