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?