Sweetheart Tables – the Alternative to Head Tables

Almost everyone has different things they would like to implement on their big day. For some it’s the Vera Wang or Jenny Packham, for others the sparkly Jimmy Choos, perhaps a horse-drawn carriage, doves released as they say their vows or a specific first song. For me (as well as lots of flowers – everywhere), I am completely and utterly in love with ‘sweetheart tables’. What are sweetheart tables I hear you ask?

Well, courtesy of The Knot:

A sweetheart table is a small table set up for just the bride and groom at the wedding reception. The happy couple sits together, facing their guests, with their wedding attendants and families at tables in close proximity. The advantage is that you get to spend time together and enable your wedding party to sit with family and friends. If you’re not comfortable with being the focal point at the wedding reception, you can have a head table. Your head table can be similar to the other reception tables or it can be a dais table (elevated), to stand out. The head table can consist of all the wedding attendants or include the parents, siblings, grandparents and anyone else who is very close to the bride and groom.

I think it’s one of the most romantic creations ever. I mean, throughout the post-ceremony photos and the mingling with guests the bride and groom are surrounded with friends and family, which I think it’s fantastic. But it’s such a lovely, romantic touch for the newlyweds to enjoy their first meal together as husband and wife in a slightly more intimate way than a traditional head table would allow. Not convinced? Take a look at some beautiful sweetheart tables below:


Image Source: ME Weddings and Events


Image Source: The Flower Studio


Image Source: Taylor Made Weddings


Image Source: Weddingomania


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