Shyler
Beginner November 2019

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Shyler, on November 1, 2019 at 12:27 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 1 16
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Sweetheart Table OR Wedding Party Table (bridesmaids/groomsmen)???? Pros and Cons?

I can't decide and my wedding is 15 days away...

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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    We're doing a sweetheart table. We figured our wedding party will also have other friends/family members that they'd rather sit next to. We wouldn't want them to feel obligated to have to sit with us.

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    Dedicated October 2021
    Megan ·
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    Agreed with Jasmine: I'm a fan of sweetheart tables if for no other reason to have your bridesmaids and groomsmen sitting with their dates/significant others. I'm against separating couples, and having all the wedding party and their dates PLUS the bride and groom at one table can get overwhelming quickly.

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  • E
    Dedicated October 2020
    Erin ·
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    We're doing a head table of wedding party plus their SOs so we aren't separating any couples. We wanted to be able to sit with our best friends while we celebrated. But this works for us because we have a smaller party. Our head table, as of right now, will have 14 people at it. Our normal tables hold 8 so pushing 2 together won't be super hard.
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  • L
    Lady ·
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    I would do a sweetheart table unless you can accommodate all the dates and SO's of your bridal party at a table together.

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  • Jess
    Expert October 2019
    Jess ·
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    We did a head table and didn’t have the SOs sitting with the wedding party only because they were friends with so many other guests that it wasn’t like they were left out and alone. It worked great and no one had any complaints!
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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I did a wedding party table because it was more cost effective that way. It was fun sitting with them anyway and to be honest I rarely even say
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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Sat* aha so I don't even really think it matters but I do admit if I had the budget for a sweetheart table I would prefer it
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  • Mrs. Sarantos
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. Sarantos ·
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    I wanted to spend some extra time with friends but my fiancé really wanted us to have a sweetheart table. I think it’s romantic that he cares so it’s fine with me.
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  • Laura
    Rockstar November 2019
    Laura ·
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    We’re doing a sweetheart table. To do a head table would pull MOH from her husband and son and the BM from his fiancée. Nope. Never even occurred to me to do a head table. It occurred to FMIL, of course, who told FH it was “traditional” and tried to talk him into it.
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  • Stefanie
    Beginner January 2020
    Stefanie ·
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    We are doing a modified head table; us and the best man (and his wife) and the maid of honor (and her husband) because the entire wedding party is just a little much...but we also feel like we have our whole honeymoon to ourselves and would like to have people sitting with us at our reception. Otherwise we would have eloped.


    Plus, it works really well for the seating chart because my MOH and his best man are from out of town and I was having trouble placing them on the seating charts because if I sit them with people they know...they end up way outside of their demographics...if I sit them with their demographics they don't know anyone already and it'll work out fine (they're all great people), but we would rather have them with us Smiley smile

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  • Erin
    Dedicated October 2019
    Erin ·
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    We got married two weeks ago and did a sweetheart table and it was perfect. You get a few moments to yourself but people are mainly visiting with you the entire time, so let your bridal party enjoy their dinner
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  • Millie
    Beginner October 2021
    Millie ·
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    We're doing a sweetheart table for sure.
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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated November 2019
    Kaitlyn ·
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    I would go with a sweetheart table. I’ve been a bridesmaid in both situations and I personally preferred sitting at a separate table since it made visiting with guests easier. For you having a sweetheart table is nice so you can get little immense to yourselves as needed.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Yup. This.
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  • Brittany
    Beginner August 2020
    Brittany ·
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    I think a sweetheart table! I've been reading a ton of advice and they all say to try and take some alone time for just you and your FH. So this is a good time to do it! But really it's all about personal preference!!
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    Devoted May 2020
    Alex ·
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    We are doing a kings table with all the wedding party and their SO!

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