(Closed) Who is having a sweetheart table and who is not?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Where are you sitting at your reception?
    Our own little table (sweetheart table). : (66 votes)
    48 %
    At a head table with the rest of our bridal party. : (31 votes)
    23 %
    At a regular table with our guests. : (9 votes)
    7 %
    At a regular table with our bridal party/immediate families. : (31 votes)
    23 %
    Other....explain below. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I am still deciding. I want our own table, but at the same time it would be fun to have the bridal party with us as well.

    I love this table for us!

    Post # 4
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    1209 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We were going to do a sweetheart table but decided against it. We want to sit with our family and friends. We are not having a head table, only reserved tables for the family and bridal party.

    Edit- I forgot to mention that the bridal party will have a spot reserved for their SO’s at the reserved tables.

    Post # 5
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    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    we will be seated at a regular table with our wedding party. Our linens will be the opposite of all the other guest tables. Guests will have Navy Blue w/ gold sashes. We will have Gold linen with Navy sashes..

    Post # 6
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    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We allowed the bridal party to sit with their guests since it was just my sister (MOH, his brother (BM), my brother (usher) and of course the little ones. Because our group was so small, we ended up having a sweetheart table.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Mmmm… I know they’re popular, but I think a sweetheart table is a bit “stand”-offish and unapproachable.  You’re not at a fancy, romantic, hide-away dinner, you’re in a room with all your family and friends and loved ones!  I understand that it’s easier for your wedding party to sit with their dates–that is a major drawback of a head table.  I am not sure what we’ll do.  I am entertaining the idea of sittning at a regular table with just our parents. 

    Post # 9
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    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    forgot to mention…since we have a small bridal party, the SOs will also be seated with us…

    Post # 10
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    2859 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    We are going to sit at a regular table with our siblings and their partners.

    Post # 11
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Fiance has his little heart set on us having a large head table with all of our wedding party + dates, but it hasn’t really sunk in yet that our ballroom is waaay too small to do anything like that since we have such a big wedding party. I think we will end up with an ‘honor attendant’ table: Us, Bridesmaid or Best Man + wife, 2 MOH’s + husbands.

    Post # 12
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    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We didn’t want a sweetheart table (we figure we might as well mingle with all our nearest and dearest since we invited all of them and we love them! We will have lots of alone time on the honeymoon), but we also didn’t want a head table. so we’re just sitting at a normal round table, probably with our best man and his date and my Maid/Matron of Honor and her husband and our MC (who’s also in the bridal party).

    Post # 13
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    2703 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    we will be at a head table with the rest of our bridal party! 🙂

    Post # 14
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    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I don’t think sweet heart tables are stand offish at all. In fact I think they are more approachable because you aren’t surrounded by all the bridal party, making guests who don’t even know the bridal party feel comfortable coming over to say hi. It also lets you give the guests undivided attention when they stop by to talk.

    We are def doing one 🙂

    Plus I want a few moments where I look at my husband and know that we are sharing our first meal as husband and wife together alone. (even if people are stopping by and whatnot)

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    first we wanted to sit with the bridal party and their dates at a normal table, but we were one person too many and didn’t want to squish so we did the sweetheart table and so glad we did! it was soooo nice eating dinner with just my husband! we were able to get up and mingle when we wanted, and then when we wanted to sit and just be the two of us, we could.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    we may do a sweetheart table, or we may sit at a “regular” table with our Bridal party and their SOs…haven’t decided yet. I’ve always known that i didn’t want a long “head table” though.

    ahh decisions.

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