Friday, October 30, 2015

Ask Liz: Head Table vs. Guest Tables. GO!

So many tables, too many choices
Photo: Liz Coopersmith

Dear Liz, 

We're having a destination wedding in Mexico in July, and my fiancee and I are having a little quandary about the seating arrangements. We have a large wedding party - 8 bridesmaids and 8 groomsmen - and half of them are bringing significant others with them. It seems wrong to have non-wedding party members sit at the head table with us, but it also seems wrong to separate everyone from their spouses, boyfriends and girlfriends all night. Can we have our wedding party sit at guest tables, instead? What about us, do we sit alone, or can we sit with guests, too?


Musical Chairs

Dear Musical,

Yeah, that's actually the preferred solution, these days - seating your wedding party with their plus ones at guest tables. I also had three couples this year that decided to sit with  their guests, too. But, a sweetheart's table for two is still the most popular option.

Basically, you can do whatever you want. Whatever makes you feel comfortable, whatever is going to make your wedding party and guests feel comfortable, whatever works with your reception space. Decide what that is, and then all you have to do is figure out how to make it happen.

See you at the end of the aisle, 

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

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