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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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!!