3 Head Table Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

Personalization of your wedding is continuing as a strong trend. How the bride and groom set up their “Head Table” says a lot about their personality. The head table can be a key element in your decor plans.

It is reminiscent of the King’s table during a feast. The bride and groom sit at a designated table during the dinner as a place of honor and focus. Typically a boy/girl alternation is used starting with the Best Man and Maid of Honor.

However, in today’s wedding receptions – the traditional gives way to the personal. Brides and grooms have other options for a head table.

Double Decker Table: Some weddings have huge bridal and groomal parties. One table may not fit the room. So you have have two head tables stacked on platforms.

Seating

Sweetheart Table: A special table set just for the bride and groom. The wedding parties are dispersed with other guests. It is also a great idea if there are small children that need to be with their parents for the meal. Then it becomes a family table.

Sweetheart table

No Table: I am seeing more couples choosing to sit among their guests. There is no special table. Maybe a couple of designated chairs – but that is it. This is believed to be a more casual and intimate seating arrangement.

Table

Whatever the couple choose, it is a key decision in the reception decor. Where the bride and groom sit can set the tone for the celebration… from formal traditional to casual.

Posted on Weddingchaplain.ca on August 27, 2014

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