(Closed) Who are you sitting with at your reception?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Who are you sitting with at your reception?

    We'll have a sweetheart table - just the two of us.

    We'll have a head table - us and the wedding party


  • Post # 17
    1738 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    we are just sitting with our guest. my reception will have two really long tables so we are planning to sit in one of those

    Post # 18
    2194 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m planning to do what MissAsb is doing!  That way, there’s no awkward sitting at the front and center of the room all bu ourselves, and we don’t segregate the wedding party from their dates.  We’re sitting with our parents only.

    Post # 19
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think we’ll sit at a table with part of the bridal party, and the other part at a table next to us. I hate head tables and I want to share the fun of the reception with my friends so I figure what better way than to sit with them.  I was in a wedding a few years ago that did this and I loved it.

    Post # 20
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re doing a regular head table. I hate the idea of a sweetheart table since I want to be around my family and friends, and I think they can look really isolating and off-putting. The dates of the bridal party will be sitting with other friends and family.

    Post # 21
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee

    I always found head tables a bit weird. We had too many in our bridal party (with SOs) for one anyway. So we had a regular table with some of our bridal party and their SOs and a couple of friends who didn’t know anyone else (but did know people in the bridal party). A couple of members of the bridal party sat elsewhere with other people they knew. I think it worked pretty well. I didn’t spend much time sitting anyways!

    Post # 22
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Eeek! I don’t know what to do!  We’re getting married in a smallish downtown loft with 100 guests… There won’t really be room for a sweetheart table, but including us, wedding party plus dates is 14 people. Also, can’t sit with the parents because there are three sets and two of the sets hate each other! Maybe we’ll do a random drawing to see which table we join… hehehe

    Post # 23
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We’re having long tables of 14-16 for everyone, so ours will have us, the wedding party, their dates, and our immediate families (any any of their dates).

    Post # 24
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011


    Post # 25
    98 posts
    Worker bee

    We are doing the same as you and sitting with siblings. 

    Post # 26
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    Didn’t want to split up wedding party and their dates and too many people in the wedding party for a head table – so we sat with our siblings and their wives!

    Post # 27
    5669 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I wanted a head table but I just think that will really upset some members of my bridal party who will pull a fit if they weren’t sitting next to their SO. I don’t feel comfortable doing a sweetheart table so we are going to have a table with the two of us and our Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor.

    Post # 28
    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2020

    We sat with my parents, his parents and my sister & Brother-In-Law. 

    Post # 29
    5842 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We’re doing a sweetheart table, I don’t plan to be sitting for long anyway.

    Post # 30
    11324 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I”m not sure! I don’t want a sweetheart table. I was thinking of bridal party, but I don’t want to split up the party and their dates, and the table isn’t big enough for all of us… so I don’t know. 

    We could sit with our parents, my mom and dad, and FI’s dad/step mom and mom/step dad. But i’m not sure we want his dad and mom at the same table 🙂 

    Post # 31
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t want to split up my bridal party from their SO’s either. Do you think it would be ok to sit with half the bridal party and their SO’s and  have the rest of the Bridal Party with their SO’s at a table next to ours. I don’t like the idea of a sweetheart table and sitting with my FI’s divorced parents and my about-to-be-divorced parents doesn’t seem like fun. 

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