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Sweetheart or Head Table?

Lynnie, on 22/July/2019 at 07:05 Posted in Wedding reception

What's your seating style? Will you be sitting at sweetheart table just for two? Or will you sit with your whole wedding party at a head table?

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Photo from Moments by Madeleine Weddings & Events in Calgary

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Photo from Hawthorn Estates in East Selkirk, MB

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  • M
    Beginner August 2020 Quebec
    Meghan ·

    We're doing a sweetheart table because it's more intimate, and because all of our wedding party has SOs so it's just easier that way

  • Tori
    Newbie June 2020 Ontario
    Tori ·
    Neither! We will be sitting at a regular round table with all our siblings and their SOs. Our siblings are in the wedding party but we also have some friends as well but they will be at different table(s). This way everyone gets to sit with their SOs and enjoy dinner. It works out that my FH has 3 siblings with SOs and I have 1 with an SO so we make a table of 10.
  • Danielle
    Frequent user June 2023 Manitoba
    Danielle ·
    Head table! But our party is all couples (lol yeah we have a lot of the same friends) so I'm not sure whether to ask them to sit on the appropriate side or let them sit together.
  • Steph
    Devoted October 2020 Ontario
    Steph ·
    Sweetheart! For just us two to look out and enjoy our guests on our special day
  • Amanda
    Frequent user October 2020 Alberta
    Amanda ·

    It will be a very small head table as there is only the two of us and the MOH & BM.

  • BunnyBride
    Expert August 2020 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·

    At the moment, we are thinking head table with the bridal party. It'll be nice to have everyone close to us close throughout the reception, and, if we need someone to help with something, we won't be racing all over the venue after

  • Kelly
    Devoted May 2020 Ontario
    Kelly ·
    Head table I need my girls there for support through speeches!
  • Rebecca
    Devoted November 2019 Quebec
    Rebecca ·

    Sweetheart table. I don't like the idea of a head table seems kind of weird to me.

  • Rayanne
    Featured February 2021 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
    I want to sit at a regular table with our wedding party. I plan on eating. I'm not sure that I'll get my way on that one. If not then I guess a head table. Though we only have a MOH and a BM.
  • Andrea
    Devoted April 2020 Ontario
    Andrea ·

    We're doing a sweetheart table. I don't really want to have all of our wedding party feeling they have to sit with us.

  • Chelsea
    Featured June 2020 Alberta
    Chelsea ·
    Head table! i wanna show off our beautiful wedding party!
  • Janaya
    Featured August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Janaya ·

    We have chosen to do a sweetheart table!! we wanted to be able to sit alone together and just talk without being busy with everyone else.

  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·

    I've been undecided about this for awhile, but I'm leaning towards head table right now - we get more time to enjoy our wedding party's company!

  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
    Head table. More people to share the attention with!
  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·

    Sweetheart table, but due to logistics at the venue, we'll have a head table. We'll be sitting with our parents.

  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·

    Head table- want all of our mains up there with us

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