(Closed) Where to put sweetheart table?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
2566 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

babykoala:  It’s a completely personal call and either way will be fine, but for me I’d put priority on facing your guests.  Mostly because looking out at the room while eating dinner was one of the nicest parts of the wedding for me, it was a relatively calm moment to take stock of the important relationships in my life.  DH got a little tearly actually, he said to me that it’d probably be the only time in our lives that all the people we love were together under one roof, and I think he’s probably right.  The stage looks pretty (your whole venue is gorgeous!) so I don’t know that you’d need to decorate in any special way.  Oh, just thinking, do the tables have to be situated parallel to the fireplace or could they be perpendicular?  Just a thought, that way everyone would be sideways instead of half facing and half with their backs.

Post # 4
46670 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There aren’t many viable alternatives if you don’t want the guests’ backs to your table. As the pp said, you could place the tables perpendicular to the fireplace.

The only other alternative I see is to place the sweetheart tabe on the stage. You’d have a great view.

Post # 5
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

babykoala:  I would put it in front of the fireplace, it will be a beautiful backdrop plus I wouldn’t mind people having their back to me because guests just watching you eat sounds WEIRD.  We had our head table in the middle of the room and I really liked the way we were surrounded by our guests, but not quite a focal point.

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