We did sweetheart! Husband and I have been in wedding parties where they did bridal party tables— we just didn’t like not sitting next to each other at dinner. We wanted to make sure our friend’s got some time hanging out with their SO since they would be so busy doing wedding stuff that entire morning/day leading up to the ceremony.
I originally wanted a wedding party table with their SOs too so we could hang out, but we decided it was way more practical and romantic to have a sweetheart table and I am so glad we did. We already had time to hang out on the wedding weekend and they enjoyed each other’s company at the reception tables. We weren’t sitting that long anyway, just dinner and then we were mingling and dancing with everyone. No regrets.
With everything that's going on, the sweetheart table is a brief moment you can have alone with your new husband. Also, everyone in the wedding party is either married or attached, but to someone NOT in the wedding party. So, we wanted our closest relatives and friends to be able to sit with their spouses/so for dinner and the reception, rather than keep the wedding party separate. I prefer the sweetheart table, but there is no right or wrong here either.
Another option is the King's table. That's where all the wedding party and their spouses are seated together, at a long rectangular table, on both sides, facing each other. The downside to that is that half the King's table sits with their backs to the room during dinner. But at least they are all together. Our venue isn't huge, so that kind of thing would just be too big in the room. Besides, I want a few moments alone with my new hubby, before I have to share him with everyone else!
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Yes mine is going to be very very small. Even my bridal party is small so I think king’s table wouldn’t match either but yes I’m all in favor of sweetheart table to spend time with your husband ❤️
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Years ago I was MOH and sat at the wedding party table. My BF was at a guest table where he didn’t know anyone and most didn’t speak English. We got in a fight over it. It wasn’t even my choice. 😩
I did a sweetheart table. I loved the fact that our friends could sit with their SO or other friends. We also love just being able to sit at the table together share sweet memories and take in our reception.
I would definitely say it depends on what you would like. Want your party close to your or do you want some one on one time with your new SO!
We’re leaning towards a romantic sweetheart table as well. For several of the same reasons listed above. And yes it seems more practical with the distancing situation now as well ☺️ But definitely do you!