Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK
So I Googled obviously and it says from left to right: Chief Bridemaid, Groom’s Father, Bride’s Mother, Groom, Bride, Bride’s Father, Groom’s Mother, Best Man.
Is this how most of you have arranged the seating? I’ve read on here people being annoyed when their partner is the best man and they are sat at a seperate table. My FI’s best man has a a fairly new girlfriend and it would be a bit strange for me to have her sat at the table when closer family members aren’t there like my brother. Do I just seat her at a table close to the top table with people I think she would get along with? I don’t know her that well but she seems quite easy-going.
Post # 2
We’re not having a bridal party or groomsmen so it will be a “family table.” It will be us with both our parents, our two brothers and my sil.
Post # 3
I would sit couples together. It seems weird to me to split people up you know came together. She likely won’t know anyone and may be made to feel uncomfortable.
I’m doing a head table but not a one-sided traditional one and certainly not with specific seating. It’ll just be us, our wedding party and their significant others and a couple other people who are siblings of people in the wedding party and also close friends of ours who don’t really know anyone else there except people seated at the head table.
We are having our family tables fairly close to the head table though.
Post # 4
I didn’t have a ‘top table’. Nor have I been to a wedding where there was one AND the parents sat there – it was always just the bridal party. When I was a bridesmaid myself, I did not appreciate that my date had to sit elsewhere. Put your couples together, they want to spend the evening with each other, not with your parents (unless your bridesmaid is your sister or something).
Post # 5
you could have a kings table, the wedding party and their SOs in a family style table
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK
Yes my Maid/Matron of Honor is my sister and her husband will be there. He’s more than happy to sit with his family (parents and sisters) as he doesn’t get to see them much.
Post # 7
Mine are split up, and its a common thing in my area. The bridal party will be at mine, minus our flower girl and ring bearer, who will be with my mom in front of us. Couples will be split up, but legit, its for dinner. An hour or so of their life won’t kill them.
Post # 8
We sat at a round table with our Maid/Matron of Honor, her family, our best man (if he had a date she would have sat with us) and my out of town Bridesmaid or Best Man and her family because they didn’t know anyone else. The next two closest tables had the rest of our BMs and GMs with their families. DH’s parents fit in at one of those (with his sibling BMs and GMs) and my parents went at the next closest table.
The funny thing is, I barely sat down at all!! I’m really glad that I sat people with others that they would have fun socializing with.
Post # 9
- Wedding: The Mansion at Valley Country Club
We’re not doing a head table but several so we can place members of our wedding party with their SOs. My parents are also each getting their own table with immediate family members.
Post # 10
Only our bridal party and their dates will be sitting at our head table. We will also have people sitting on both stides of the table so everyone can talk (and we dont want people staring at us while we eat). Both of our parents are divorced and I think everyone would be happier if we didn’t make them sit at the same table. My girls will be sitting near me and his groomsmen near him.
Post # 11
We didn’t do a head table. I don’t get the point of them and I really don’t feel like being put on display while shoving food in my mouth. H and I sat with both of our parents and my sis/MOH, her H and my niece. The rest of our wedding party was seated with their dates/SOs and amongst friends.
Post # 12
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
I don’t like splitting up couples either. We did the sweetheart table and put our bridal party at tables two through four, with other friends they knew (parents and such we’re at table one).
Post # 13
We just had us and the wedding party it’s the only way Ive seen it done around here SOs that aren’t in the wedding party were placed with the people they knew best
Post # 14
We did a sweetheart table. Just the two of us. 🙂
Hubby’s parents and mine are split so family was across three 10 seater tables.
Post # 15
Here we have a head table and it is just the bridal party that sit there. We had significant others sitting at a separate table with their friends where possible. Our parents and grandparents were at a table in front of us. It was all good 🙂