(Closed) Where to sit when there is no bridal table

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I hope you get some responses here, I could use some ideas on this too. We are in a similar situation but with seperate tables. My latest thought was to put together a head table that has a combination of our family members, we aren’t having a bridal party. So far I haven’t found a solution that I love.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

i’d sit with friends if that’s the case. that way you get to spend time with them (as you spend a lot of time with the bridal party anyway) and neither family get upset that you’ve chosen one over the other!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m at that too– we either have a sweetheart table or sit with guests. I think that what we will end up doing if we sit with the guests is stting at a guest table with our parents and siblings+dates. These are the people who mean the most to us (sorry bridal party!) and we wanted to allow our bridal party to sit with their dates as well.

I think since you will be sitting at long rectangular tables, you might want to consider sitting at the end so that you can talk to your guests if they come to see you while you are sitting down. It is much more difficult to talk to someone if you are asking your grandma to scootch over a few inches 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I sat with my sisters and their SO’s and my husband’s sons. Don’t assume your parents will want to sit at your table, they probably want to sit with their friends and family members who travelled for the wedding. At least ours did.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I say sit in the middle and surround yourself with your guests.  I think you should seat FI’s parents next to you, and your parents next to Fiance, so it symbolically shows the complete mixing of the families.  Maybe then have your attendants sitting across from you?  No idea if this would work, but it’s a thought!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with treacle, sit with friends, but then make it a point to spend a little extra time talking with family after supper.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Sit in the middle, surrpunded by your bridal party.  If you have the space, leave the area directly across from you empty so you can have a grander centerpiece in front of you, for easier photography, and for easier access by people who want to come up and say something.

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