Like anything else related to your wedding day, you can truly do whatever you want with your table choices simply because it is your day. When it comes to designing your perfect floor plan there is only one thing you need to consider that may dramatically affect your wedding reception, and that is whether you want a head table or a sweetheart table.
A head table allows the bride, groom, and respective wedding parties to all share one table together. Sitting with your wedding party is a great option for brides and grooms who want to enjoy spending their happiest moments celebrating with their friends, or be close enough to eat off their best friend’s plate. Whatever the reason to keep your closest friends even closer, a head table will provide all the proximity you want, with all the same styles and table shapes to choose from that can help you really personalize your reception.
A sweetheart table provides the opposite, total seclusion from everyone else. Perfect for those extra “lovey dove-y” couples who can’t keep their hands off each other or wish to have the privacy for intimate conversations during the reception. You just got married, what, a few hours ago? It’s alright we understand, you might just want a little alone time to nibble at each other between courses. All jokes aside, weddings can be exhausting already without being the center of attention the entire time. For many, a sweetheart table provides much needed relaxation and quiet space in a room that is filled with people who are otherwise crowding you for pictures and dances for several hours. Sometimes a bride just needs a minute to scarf down her expensive chicken in private before promenading perfectly around the room for the rest of the night, and that is more than okay.
It’s important to consider your needs, as well as any down sides that may affect your event specifically. Perhaps you have nosey family members who wont leave you alone no matter how secluded your table is, or perhaps your friends like to party like crazy and a head table just isn’t for you. Each couple should really think about what is right for them, and organize a wedding reception floor plan together in a way that meets those needs. Once that’s decided, you can focus on best placement and setup for your specific venue to accommodate dancing, eating, and other guest needs. Whatever you decide will no doubt be wonderful, so long as it’s what you truly want. If you’re looking to plan a wedding, give one of our wedding event coordinators a call at 586.930.5400 to make an appointment to view Metro Detroit’s premier wedding chapel. Your dream wedding is just a phone call away.