To do, or not to do - the Sweetheart Table. Some couples are completely head-over-heels for this relatively new trend, but there are also those who love the traditional Head Table. Can’t decide which you prefer? Not to worry, we have created a Pro's and Con's list to help!
Allows you to spend some quality time with your new spouse! You may be eating, but it also allows you a moment to just take it all in - everything you have worked and planned for, unfolding in front of your eyes. What a moment to share together!
Your wedding party can sit with their significant others! This idea is novel, and your party will thank you for it. They can sit with their favourite people - and it may even take the pressure off of them.
You really are the King and Queen of the day, and all eyes are on you! You put everything into planning this day, now is the time to sit back, enjoy, and be pampered. You are the guests of honour, and should be treated as such.
Cost effective (for the most part!) as you only have a small focal table to decorate, compared to a large Head Table.
No one will be offended! Skip the drama for the day because if it is just the two of you, you don’t have to risk a member of your family or a close friend being offended that they were not included in the Head Table.
If you are planning to mingle throughout the evening with guest’s, this allows you the freedom to do so. You don’t have to feel as though you are letting your Wedding Party down by not sitting with them throughout dinner.
The decor can be stunning and match your theme perfectly! We have all seen the adorable tables fit for two with flowing greenery and perfect lights. This is a Wedding Photographer’s dream.
As mentioned above, this day is all about you and all eyes will be on you. For some, this is exactly why they choose a Head Table. Although you are the main attraction, being closely surrounded by your Wedding Party during dinner tends to ease many couple’s nerves.
You get to have everyone together! The Wedding Party is generally made up of your closest friends and family, so having them all together to enjoy a meal side by side makes them feel special and appreciated.
This can allow guests to feel more welcome to come and visit throughout the evening. With only the two of you at the table, you can easily be consumed in conversation while your food is getting cold.
No matter how you slice it, there are always those that may feel neglected if you chose separate yourselves. Some people within the Wedding Party may feel upset that they are not included in your dinnertime, especially those without significant others or close family nearby.
Whichever you choose, you have to do what is right for you. We cannot stress enough how important it is to take a step back, and really think what is best for the two of you, and how you will most enjoy your special day.