What’s a head table you ask? Well one thing is for certain, it’s where you will find the bride and groom at the wedding reception!
Typically, large flower arrangements or a distinct centerpiece will distinguish the head table from the rest of the tables in the dining hall. The head table is also where the newly married couple will raise their glasses for the first toast!
You have many options to choose from including a Sweetheart Table which features just the bride and groom. This option will allow the rest of the wedding party to sit with their significant others.
You could include the entire wedding party at a Party Table. Or, honor those in your life who are closest to you with a Family Table, this will usually include the bride and groom, their parents, the maid of honor and the best man.
Exceptions can be made to the head table seating arrangements. For example, if you are on your second marriage you can seat your children at the head table on either side of the bride and groom.
The tables closest to the head table should be reserved for the flower girl and ring bearer, who should be seated with their families, along with any other immediate family and close friends.
Men and women should be seated alternately. However, some couples choose to seat the bridesmaids on the side of the bride and the groomsmen on the groom’s side, in the order in which they walked down the aisle.
The choice is really up to you, base it on what makes you and your guests feel the most comfortable! Don’t be afraid to stand out, your guests are there to see you on your special day!