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Savvy May 2021

Sweetheart table or Bridal party table?

Anais, on May 16, 2020 at 7:44 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 1 48
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Which one would you do? I’m on the fence.

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  • Karla
    Super February 2020
    Karla ·
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    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.
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  • Anais
    Savvy May 2021
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    That’s a good point Smiley smile I like that.
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  • Cassie
    Savvy August 2020
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    I didn’t even think about a sweetheart table! Now I’m on the fence lol
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  • Karla
    Super February 2020
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    Yeah, plus it gave my husband and I some space and a little alone time. Smiley smile
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  • Anais
    Savvy May 2021
    Anais ·
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    Yes I love that. Especially with all that is going on, it’s nice.
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  • Anais
    Savvy May 2021
    Anais ·
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    Right? I’ve seen bridal party tables mostly. I saw an article and it had this sweetheart table then I started thinking about it..Sweetheart table or Bridal party table? 1

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  • Mrs. S
    Super November 2019
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    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.
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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
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    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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  • Anais
    Savvy May 2021
    Anais ·
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    Thank you for sharing that. Yeah I think I’m sold now on sweetheart table
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  • Anais
    Savvy May 2021
    Anais ·
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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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  • C
    Dedicated August 2020
    Chris ·
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    I think especially in this coronavirus world a sweetheart table is better
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Sweetheart!!! I would prefer as the couple and absolutely as a BM.
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  • Anais
    Savvy May 2021
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    I like that you said as a BM too
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  • Anais
    Savvy May 2021
    Anais ·
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    Yes. I have 1 year to go, I am hopeful this thing gets better
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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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. 😩
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  • Anais
    Savvy May 2021
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    Oh wow, no way. Yeah this seating chart has to be on point then lol...
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  • A
    Savvy November 2020
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    We’re doing a sweetheart table so that we can spend one on one time together during the reception. Due to Covid, we are keeping everyone separated as much as possible.
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  • Becca
    Devoted October 2019
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    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!
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  • Tee
    Savvy October 2021
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    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!
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  • H
    Expert June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    Sweetheart table all the way! Definitely one of the best decisions we made. And we actually got a chance to eat our dinner too!

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