(Closed) Who’s at your head table?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What are you doing for your head table?
    Sweetheart table: Couple only : (27 votes)
    36 %
    Couple and attendants : (27 votes)
    36 %
    Couple and family : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Couple, family and attendants, even if that means 2 tiers : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Other, I'll explain below. : (12 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i havent been to any weddings where they had parents at the head table.

    in ours, we had our bridal party and their +1’s. 17 ppl at our head table! :O

    Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    us + bridal party + their dates

    Post # 6
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I’ve NEVER seen parents at the head table, and I’ve been to tons of weddings.

    We did sweethearts.

    Parents usually sit at table closest to the head table with other family members (their own family, not FI’s)

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We did a sweetheart table, and then to our left was a table for our bridal party and their significant others’, and to our right was a table that had our parents and grandparents.

    Post # 8
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    539 posts
    Busy bee

    We did a big oval family style table. Had us, the wedding party, flower girls, ring bearers, ushers

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee

    You might be better off having these difficult people “host” their own tables. We had my parents and his mom and stepdad at one table with my god father and his wife, and his dad hosted a table with his closest family members (DH’s aunt, uncle, brothers etc). My grandparents hosted a table with other older members of my family. the bridal party was mixed around so they could sit with people they felt most comfortable with and their dates. They were all at the tables closest to us but we were at a sweetheart table.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Man I didn’t even think about having their dates sit up there!?!? Hmmmmm…we do have two married couples in our bridal party! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @CorgiTales: We’re doing the same thing.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We had a small wedding party, and they didn’t have SOs, so we had our entire wedding party and parents sit with us at the head table. I liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Ours will be us and some of the wedding party and dates.  We don’t have room for everyone at our table and I didn’t want to separate bridal party and their dates.  The ones who will sit at other tables are ones that know many other people.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    we didn’t have one of those (cheesy) long head tables where you only get to talk to the person next to you.  I feel that they seem very “Royalty” like.   As if you’re watching down over all your guests and the dance floor.  IMO.

    we just had a few different tables like everyone else.  We sat our attendants dates with them since I know that sucks when the husband or gf has to sit alone!  We just sat some with us and others nearby.  It doesn’t really matter since you get up soon.

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’ve never heard of parents at a head table as a rule…. we’re doing sweetheart table, my cousin, sister, and 2 sets of friends did this too, one set of friends whos wedding we were in had just me and FH at their head table with them b/c we were Maid/Matron of Honor and best man. 

    It was really important to FH for us to have a little alone time at some point during the day/ night, and I’m ok with it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    We’re having one table for the wedding party and their spouses (all are married) and since all of our parents are divorced, and remarried in 2 cases, they each get their own table with their choice of family and friends. 

    Anyone else LOATHE setting up seating arrangements? so far it’s the only thing I totally HATE about planning. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Post # 16
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Our head table was us and our wedding party (6 on each side).

    My parents were at one table right in front of us and got to choose who sat there (they chose some of their friends).  DH’s parents were at another table right in front of us and they chose to sit family at their table with them.

    @almsotSLC: Really?  I found seating arrangements to be super easy.  We arranged our 16 table, 135 person wedding in 10 minutes, tops.

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