Post # 32
we have a bridal party of 13. Some have SOs, one has a kid (who I’m also close to). I don’t want to split the couples or families up and don’t want us to sit by ourselves so we’re doing a setup where there are about 3 tables in a row- a small 2-person table for me and Fiance is in the middle of 2 large recangular tables where bridal party, SOs, and the one kid will sit. I saw a pic online somewhere- seems like the best of all worlds to me.
Post # 33
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
We didn’t actually have a table at the reception and I loved it. My husband and I enjoyed dinner alone in the bridal suite while everyone else was at cocktail hour. The caterer brought us all of the items on the buffet plus samples of all of the items at cocktail hour and two beers 🙂
It was really nice to have some quiet alone time during all of the crazy. After we ate, we went downstairs and did the grand entrance and our first dance and then we mingled at all of the tables while guests went up to get dinner and ate.
Post # 34
We sat at a sweetheart table and it was really nice. It was basically the only time together that my DH and I had during the night. We ate super quickly though and then made rounds while other people were at the buffet. I also think it looks nice in photos that you can really see us and our parents/friends when they were giving toasts.
Post # 35
We’re sitting at the same size (normal sized) table as all of the other guests and it will be probably be my Fiance and I, the bridal party, and a few close friends.
Post # 36
It will be me and my Fiance, his best man and SO, my maid of honor her SO, my brother, and 2 of our cousins with their SO’s. The rest of the wedding party and their SOs will be at two tables next to us. I’ve been to weddings where I haven’t sat with my SO which is totally fine being away from him, but I was sat at a awful table outside of the tent with all the other SO’s and we were served at the end after the kids, when my SO was all done and dancing. It was kind of degrading. If these people are in your bridal party, don’t you want their husband you care about their SO’s as well? To me leaving the SO out of the table makes it feel like you aren’t important at all. And personally I’m not so into the sweatheart table.
Post # 37
We are sitting at a normal round table of 10, with us, my parents, his parents, my brother and his Fiance and his brother and his wife. The bridal party will sit with their friends/dates/families.
Post # 38
Thanks so much to all of you for sharing your experiences! It was nice to hear about some non-traditional options as well! I’m not sure what we’ll end up doing, but you guys have given me lots to think about!
Post # 39
Our tables seat six, but we have a total of eight attendants (most of whom will have dates). Our game plan is to sit with the Maid/Matron of Honor, her boyfriend, the best man, and his wife. We adore all of them, they know one another, and I desperately hate the Last Supper style head table.
The rest of the bridal party (and their dates) will be seated with their friends/people they know. Same with our parents. We want everyone to have an enjoyable dinner party!
Post # 40
We did a sweetheart table with our bridal party and their SOs at the two adjacent tables (one for bridesmaids, one for groomsmen) and then our immediate families at the next closest tables. I loved this arrangement and would do it the same way again. 🙂
Post # 41
There were only 16 people at the wedding so we all sat at the same table.
Post # 42
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Other- We sat everyone, including ourselves, at one long table.
Post # 43
This is the picture that gave me the idea. Only we’re going to have the 2 side head tables be larger/longer and our bridal party will sit on all three sides of those tables, not just facing out from one side. (of course it’ll be decorated cuter too and all that).