(Closed) Who’s sitting at your head table?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

We had several round tables in a long barn, so we sat in the middle with our one-each bridal party. It was nice being in the center since everywhere we looked, we were surrounded by guests. Plus our bridal party didn’t bring dates, so it was just the four of us. Pretty cozy.

Oh, and we didn’t spend much time in our seats anyway. I ate quickly and watched the Love Story with everyone else, but the rest of our time was spent on our feet!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I have never seen parents at a head table….we will have a sweetheart.  FI’s sister had her siblings and SO’s….you ca really do it however you want….but parents are not the norm.  They usually have their own table with siblings/grandparents etc.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m actually planning on having my parents as well as my FI’s with us at our table.  I have 5 bridesmaids and groomsmen, and they’re also going to be up there with us.  I know it sounds like a lot of people, but since we’re having our reception at a hotel, they’re offering a "second tier" head table for us at no additional charge.  The top tier will be me and my Fiance and our parents.  The bottom tier will be our bridesmaids and groomsmen.  This way its not too long (rather than have everyone sit side by side), and our parents can also be with us too.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We are having our wedding and reception at a renovated mansion and the head table is in the dining room, the rest of the guests are in the ajoining sunroom and living room area.  The head table will include us, the bridal party (four total) with spouses, and my parents (his parents are deceased).  The total amount of people who are coming is around 40-45.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Hm, at Asian weddings (referring to the traditional banquet style), usually the bride’s and groom’s families sit with them at one or 2 round head tables.  I think that’s what we’ll be doing.  Our bridal party will most likely be sitting with the rest of our guests, which probably will be better since the bridal party and the family don’t know each other very well!

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

the traditional asian weddings i’ve been to always had the head table as the family, and that’s what i preferred, so that our BM/GM’s dates wouldn’t feel isolated.

of course, if i was having a reception, but that’s another story.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

im having a "me and him" sweetheart table only. then 1 table for the GMs with their dates, 1 table for the BMs with their dates, 1 table for his immediate family, and 1 table for my immediate family. i  want to just spend at least a little time alone with my hubby at my own wedding, u know?

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2007 - historic estate overlooking the heart of Palm Springs

we did option 3 (our immediate families). basically, our tables could accomodate only 10 people and since our wedding party was larger, we thought this would be the best solution (and avoid squabbles!). i really like it that way, though i’ve most often seen the wedding party sit together (and parents elsewhere). hope that helps!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

we’re doing only us and our BM/MOH and siblings (who are also in the bridal party). but it’s not a traditional head table in that we’re in front facing everyone (i hate that — i feel like i’m on display!). we’re having two long tables with 5 squares in the middle. we’ll be at one of the squares.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We’re are doing Option 1,  the wedding party head table.   us and our bridesmaids/groomsmen.  my parents will be sitting at a table with my grandparents and other immediate family members.  His parents will be at another table with his grandparents/immediate family.     

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We’re doing a sweetheart table – just seems easiest.  No ‘how come they get to sit with you and we don’t.’

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I just can’t imagine my parents at a separate table; I am very close to them and it just seems natural that they will sit at our table.  I honestly hadn’t thought of it any other way.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i’m having a chinese banquet  and i have 3 head tables – one for his parents/elders of his family and i sit wit them, one with my parents/my elders of myfamily, and the other table will be filled with our siblings and significant others.

 i don’t like the sweetheart table thing because why only sit with just the two of you? why not sit with family?

 i don’t like the bridal party table because the significant others get placed at different table and can’t enjoy the meal with their date. i went to a wedding where my fi was one of the groomsmen. i hardly knew anyone there and i was seated at a significant others table. booo. 

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