The Sweetheart Table



You know what the traditional head table looks like. A bride and groom in the center of a long table, flanked by members of the wedding party. On the other hand, sweetheart tables at weddings used to be pretty rare. But things have changed. Sweetheart tables are commonplace nowadays. Besides giving the bride and groom some time alone, it also allows members of the wedding party to sit with their sweethearts, too. Just make sure you get up and mingle with your guests.

Here are some variations:
















If two people can't agree on whether to have a head table or a sweetheart table, here are some possible compromises. You can have the sweetheart table set just in front of the head table. Or, if you have a very small wedding party (Maid-Of-Honor and Best Man) you can have 3 or 4 sweetheart tables as shown below.



What do you think? Do you still favor the traditional head table? Or is the sweetheart table your cup of tea?

2 comments:

GetMarried4Less/LadyT said...

i dont know! i've been going over this over and over in my mind....

i like the idea of the sweetheart table to be able to spend some "alone" time together while we eat, but i dont like the fishbowl-ness of it. being on display....

we have a very unequal bridal party (5bms, 2 gms) so a head table doesnt work as well....and not many of our party knows each other so we're not sure if we should all sit at one round table like our guests......

Dana said...

I am havinga sweetheart table. My fiance was aganist it at first, but after I explained that it would give us more time to have some alone time, since we will be spending most of the evening with out family and friends. I was just about to do a posting on my blog about the same idea. I will definately link to yours. Thanks for visiting my site and would be honored to be added to your blog roll. I will be adding this link to mine this evening.

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