At the wedding reception the head table is where the Bride and Groom sit. From there it is completely up to you on who else you want to sit with you. Depending on the arrangement, some or all attendants and parents may join you. Remember there is not wrong choice, decide together and if all fails -- paper rock, scissors!
The Sweetheart Table
A table for just the two of you as you’ll be the focal point of the room. Traditionally, the groom sits on the right of the bride. Our sweet heart table at the Wright House can be a 36” round or 4’ rectangle.
The Party Table
The party table is usually a rectangular table at the focal point of the room for the bride, groom, the maid of honor, and the best man. The other attendants and their significant others may sit at the head table it there is enough space. Here at The Wright House we can fit up to 12-14 on a long rectangular table or two round table tops next to your sweet hear table with a grand total of 18!
The Family Table
This arrangement honors the couple parents by sitting them at the head table along with the maid of honor and the best man.
What about the ushers, ring bearer and flower girls? The rest of the bridal party can sit at a reserved table closet to the bride and groom with other close friends and family.
Don’t order an extra head table center piece – save the money and use your bridesmaids and your bouquet in a vase as the centers for the table. The bouquets will have a second purpose after the ceremony instead of being just placed at a random table forgotten.
Remember there is no bad choice - it's completely up to you and what makes your life easier. Think about the dynamics of the groups, your seating chart and what your venue offers, all this will help you making it work!