I’ve been thinking lately about where people will sit at the reception. Not the guests, specifically, but the bridal party. I know traditional head tables can sometimes be awkward because the bridal party is kind of on display, but the more I thought about it the more I want them to be on display—these are our favorite friends and they should get a little VIP treatment!
But with that said, I don’t like the awkward part that comes with a head table. The part where, if they have a significant other, that person has to see them and sit, eat, and mingle from afar. Here’s the thing, I think significant others are just as important as our bridal party, so I’d like them to be VIP, too.
If we go with the idea of having everyone sit at our table we’re looking at needing 16 seats and a high chair.
We could go with the angled route, which I think is a little more inviting than the traditional straight head table:
Or a variation of a sweetheart table:
I like these options more than a traditional straight head table because I think the bridal party will feel a little more comfortable and a little less like they’re on display.
What do you think, and do you have any other ideas I didn’t mention here?