(Closed) Who are you sitting with?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Who will be/was at your table at your wedding reception?
    Just me and my FI : (71 votes)
    46 %
    Our parents/family : (17 votes)
    11 %
    The bridal party only : (41 votes)
    26 %
    The bridal party and their SOs : (11 votes)
    7 %
    The bridal party, their SOs, and their kids : (5 votes)
    3 %
    The bridal party, their SOs, and other friends : (0 votes)
    Other- explain if you feel like it! : (10 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 17
    Member
    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    We’re having a sweetheart table with our bridal party and their significant others and families sitted around us.

    Both the Fiance and I have separated parents who don’t see or speak with each other so having a head table with our families is completely out of the question.

    Post # 18
    Member
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    My fiance and I plan on just having us and our wedding party. The main reason I don’t want to have our parents is because his parents had a very nasty divorce (it was 20 years ago, but things still aren’t very well between them), and I’ll admit I don’t like his father because he keeps saying offensive things as well as being very pushy about his political beliefs that my fiance and I don’t agree with, and I would much rather avoid that sort of thing.

    Post # 19
    Member
    1143 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We sat with our bridal party. At the time, my sister’s boyfriend sat with our parents, the best man’s girlfriend sat with some other friends’, as did the one GM’s wife. They didn’t necessarily have to sit with us (and their SO’s could have sat at one of the tables directly in front of our table had they wanted to), but they all did until the speech part was done, and then we all wandered away to talk and hang out with other people.

    I was in my cousin’s wedding this past summer, and my husband sat with some mutual friends that were there. I guess I don’t mind sitting separate, so long as one of us has someone else to sit with until the meal part is done.

    Post # 20
    Member
    1063 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    I feel a little bad that I will be sitting the bridal party together because their SOs will feel out of place. But I have a vision for the reception venue and I am trying to stick with it. I want a round table (sweetheart table) in the center of two rectangle tables. So the rectangle tables will be for BMs and GMs. A second option is our parents and our two kids to sit at these tables next to us. Haven’t decided. But one of these scenerio’s is going to happen. Probably the latter after I think about it some more.

    Post # 21
    Member
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’re putting bridal parties with their SOs and friends, and sitting with other friends, just on a round table like everybody else.  A sweetheart table sounds nice, but I’ve never been to a wedding with one before, I worry everybody would find it a bit odd. 

    Post # 22
    Member
    2089 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @SleepyBee99:  We are having a top table with me, Fiance, Future Mother-In-Law, Future Brother-In-Law and my mum and dad. FIs dad past away a couple of years ago so FI’s brother will be there instead. My sister said my bridesmaids should sit there too, but their boyfriends don’t know any other guests and I think my bridesmaids would rathre sit with them.

    Post # 23
    Hostess
    7556 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We sat with our siblings and their SOs. They were also our best “people” so it worked out. 

    Post # 24
    Member
    9756 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    Just the bridal party I think, their SOs will be seated together at another table.

    Post # 25
    Member
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think we are having a sweetheart table as you can only have a max of 6 … i thought the bridesmaids and grooms men but we need 8 …. then i thought my hubby(then he will be yay) his mon and dad and my mom and a date but that would depend if my mom has a bf then i wouldnt have her sit on her side alone that would make her unconfy 

    Post # 26
    Member
    727 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @SleepyBee99:  We always wanted to sit with our parents and grandparents.  Until the Big Fight broke out and then we decided we’d rather stab blunt pencils in our eyes that sit with family, so we did the traditional head table with the bridal party only.

    We didn’t want people staring at us at the head table and figured sitting amongst everyone would stop people from staring.  Turns out I actually did enjoy the head table because that was the time when no one stopped to talk to me and I could just gaze at our venue and all the guests and just be content with seeing everything.

    I really like the idea of sitting with family instead of the bridal party, but it didn’t work out for us.  

    Post # 27
    Member
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    At our venue we had many choices, including a large family table.  It seated 24 and was oval shaped and was placed in the center of the room.

    24 was the perfect number of seats to seat us, our wedding party, their spouses, both of our parents, and FI’s two sisters and their spouses/kids.

    We really liked it.  Kind of like a head table, but a lot more interactive with others and not all separate in the front.

    Post # 28
    Member
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’ve read a few threads like this… it honestly shocks me the number of people who say they would get upset if they couldn’t sit with their SO! You can’t spend two hours eating away from each other? 

    That being said, we may end up including SO’s at ours… the original plan was to have just the Bridal Party but we’re lopsided and there are a few personal dramas at play so I think it’s best we include SO’s. 

    But as a guest or member of the Bridal Party, I would never be bothered at all if I couldn’t sit wiht my SO! It’s just two hours of your life. 

    Post # 29
    Member
    384 posts
    Helper bee

    were just gonna have our best man and wife (who is one of my bridesmaids) and the maid of honor and her SO. and obviously us lol.

    Post # 30
    Member
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We have a head table with our Bridal Party.  Most of their dates are also in the Bridal Party, and there’s only 3 dates who will be sitting seperately, but they’re all friends and everyone knows each other so their dates won’t be sitting with complete strangers.  It’s only for dinner…after that the Bridal Party can go do whatever they want!  

    Post # 31
    Member
    11520 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    haven’t figured this one out yet…

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