Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sweetheart table

A lot of my clients, especially those with slightly larger weddings, usually opt for the sweetheart table at the dinner reception. If you read the etiquette books out there, they generally do not recommend it because it seems like you are "ignoring" your guests. Nowadays, however, the logistics of seating divorced parents together or married attendants with their spouses and children have made it very challenging.

When I got married 3 years ago, I had a sweetheart table and I loved it. I was able to eat and have some time to sink it all in with my hubby. Friends and family came by to say hello and to congratulate us, and we also "worked the room" after dinner by visiting every guest table. If a sweetheart table is what you want for your reception, then go for it!

P.S. A special shout out to Augie Chang (another one of my favorite photographers in the SF bay area) for this beautiful photo of a sweetheart table.

Photo Credit: Augie Chang


Mrs. Designher said...

I don't think sweetheart tables exclude your guests at all. In fact, I think it makes the couple mingle more because there aren't others for them to chit chat with at their table.

P.S. that picture is AWESOME!!!!

Anonymous said...

My friend forwarded your Blog to me and I love it. You're very creative. Almost makes me want to get married all over again! I, too, had a sweetheart table and it worked out perfectly. I loved being able to sit in front of my guests and watch the reception unfold. It was also easier for my guests to greet me and my husband.

Jenn said...

We had a sweetheart table at our wedding and loved it. We did the same thing as you- made our rounds to the guest tables after we ate!

Sugar & Spice Event Design said...

I find the sweetheart table also gives the bridal party the opportunity to feel free to mingle with the rest of the wedding guest. They feel more intergrated into what happening instead of separated from the rest of the participants. It is also a beautiful opportunity to hightlight the couple and after all the festivities, they are barely there anyway! Beautiful pictures!