(Closed) Who sat/ will sit at your top table?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by ladybug55078.
Post # 3
416 posts
Helper bee

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
6798 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
1092 posts
Bumble bee

you could have a kings table, the wedding party and their SOs in a family style table 

Post # 7
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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
569 posts
Busy bee

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EllyAnne:  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
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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
2065 posts
Buzzing bee

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
1325 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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 🙂

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