July 15, 2021
How to decide between a sweetheart table vs a head table?
When considering everything else that comes with a wedding, solidifying where you sit and who you sit with, feels a lot more daunting than it should. To be proper with the lingo, a sweetheart table is for just the newlyweds. A special spot in the room for all eyes to be on during the reception. A head table is an arrangement where the newlyweds sit with their favorable family & friends- commonly associated with the bridal party at the table.
Sweetheart Table: A sweetheart table can potentially seem like a lot for the type of couple that’s already cringing over this excess of attention they’ll be receiving on their day. Realistically, you are only sitting for 45 minutes in total. You are eating for maybe 15-20 minutes. The rest of the time you are moving around, greeting familiar faces, and making your rounds. This means you are seated for the time you need to eat and for the time you listen to the speeches. BUT hear me out! You can make your sweetheart table as minimal or as extravagant as you’d like.
So what are the benefits of a sweetheart table?
What are the benefits to a head table?
Here’s one you might not have considered! For those with more traditional families, family members may be offended that you’d prefer to sit by yourselves instead of including everyone.
Here’s the thing – there’s no right or wrong answer here! There are so many ways to make where you sit look beautiful. What matters is you are both comfortable and happy on YOUR special day!