The bride and groom will typically share a place of honor during the wedding reception. As you work out the details of your event, it is up to you and your partner to decide where that place might be located in your seating arrangement, and how it should be decorated to set it apart from other tables. Technically, you can situate yourselves at a group table and do without any decorative flourishes. What you should keep in mind is that your guests will want to spend time with you, which can lead to crowds around your other guests. You can also find yourself leaving frequently, which can feel awkward at a full table. While you do not have to completely isolate yourselves, some form of special seating can be advantageous.
Should You Set Up A Sweetheart Table?
A sweetheart table is a special area that exclusively seats the bride and groom. This is one way to create a special space for the two of you - you can also choose to have a banquet table that features your wedding party, or at least the best man and maid or matron of honor. The advantage of a sweetheart table is that it gives you a space where you and your partner can be alone for a moment, and bask in the success of your event. It also gives you an additional space to dress up, which can add to your overall reception look.
Adding Special Decorations For The Table With The Bride And Groom
Even if you join a table with other guests, you may want to set up special decorations for where you two sit. Guests often make the trip over to the table where the bride and groom are situated in order to congratulate them. In a larger or more crowded space, something that makes your table stand out can make this easier.
Be Prepared To Spend Most Of Your Reception Away From Your Seats!
With your first dance as a couple, the cake cutting, and the number of people who you will want to speak to and thank for being in attendance, you can expect to be on your feet for much of your reception. This does not mean that you need to put less thought into where you sit. However, it does mean you should be prepared to make adjustments to stay comfortable. One trick that many brides have benefited from is the switch from one pair of shoes at the ceremony to a more comfortable pair at the reception. This allows you to pick something for style's sake when you walk down the aisle, then wear something better for longer periods of standing and dancing.
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