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Lynnie
WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina

Green or Red Light: Top Table?

Lynnie, on March 9, 2020 at 09:05 Posted in Wedding reception 0 28

Will you and your wedding party have front row seats at a head table at your reception? Or have you decided on a sweetheart table, or another seating selection?

Are you giving the green light to a top table? 馃殾 Or switching up your reception seating?


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28 Comments

Latest activity by Amanda, on September 16, 2020 at 17:54
  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
    Amanda
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    My fiance and I are doing green light! We're going the traditional way!

    This is what it's probably going to look like!

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  • Julia
    Curious August 2020 Ontario
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    Originally we were going to have our bridal party sit with us but once covid hit we decided it would be the best bet to have a sweetheart table for my husband and I and our bridal party to sit with their household/significant other
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    Green light on the head table. Us and wedding party were up there
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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    We had a traditional head table

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  • Chelsea
    Super June 2020 Alberta
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    Green light! We're having a traditional head table and I'm actually super excited about it

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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2334 Nova Scotia
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    Green light. Not 100% what form it will take in the finalized version until we get all the RSVPs, but definitely going to be one.

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  • Marissa
    Frequent user October 2021 Alberta
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    Green light. I'm hoping to make a nice backdrop to go with the head table as well, but haven't decided how I want to go about it yet. Curtains is probably easier, but I like the look of a wood backdrop.
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  • Ashley
    VIP August 2020 Ontario
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    Red light - my wedding party is sitting with their significant others/families. i dont want to force a bunch of people who dont know each other to sit together the entire night

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  • Steph
    Expert June 2022 Ontario
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    Greenish light. We're doing a sweetheart table but our bridal party will be at a normal guest table closest to us and the dj/mc.
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  • S
    Expert September 2020 Quebec
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    Green, we will have a head table, changed from a sweetheart table. Our venue has a large bay window that the head table will sit in front of. So with the tall flowers and such, it will make for some great pictures. FH is fine with this, so that helps have things go smoothly in wedding planning world.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    Green light for a simple sweetheart table.
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  • Stefanie
    Devoted August 2020 Saskatchewan
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    Green light. We are having our head table set up on the stage. The entire wedding party will be sitting with us.

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  • A
    Devoted July 2023 British Columbia
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    Green light to a head table.

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  • Michelle
    Expert October 2021 Nova Scotia
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    Green light - We're doing a head table and most of our wedding party will be sitting with us

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  • Rayanne
    Master June 2022 Ontario
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    I'm hoping for red light. I want to eat! I don't love the idea of people watching me while I do it....
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  • A
    Super September 2020 Ontario
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    Red. We're going with a king table situation so our our families, bridal party, and their partners can all sit together. We're also not keen on being in the spotlight like that for dinner - it feels like royalty presiding over a banquet hall. *shudders*

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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
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    Green light - no wedding party but also don't like the seclusion of a sweetheart table. We will likely have siblings and spouses up there with us.

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  • Genevi猫ve
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
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    Green light - it鈥檚 not just a wedding party table but it will have us and our wedding party at it
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  • Veronica
    Super October 2021 Alberta
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    Red Light - we decided to do a sweet heart table. Then next to us will be our wedding party with their SO's.

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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
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    Green Light- we had us +MOH+ bridesmaid+ BM+ 2 groomsmen at a head table

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  • Natasha
    Devoted May 2021 Ontario
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    Yellow light - one of our last decisions still to be made. I鈥檓 leaning sweetheart
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  • Megan
    Frequent user April 2021 Ontario
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    Red light! No wedding party means sweetheart table for us!

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  • Desiree
    Frequent user August 2021 Ontario
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    Red light! Just a simple sweet heart table the two of us and have the kids close by
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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
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    Red light. With a less traditional reception and no wedding party we don't need a head table. We might make a sweetheart table or bench so that we have a home base during our reception.
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  • Brittany
    Frequent user July 2022 New Brunswick
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    Red light. We don鈥檛 plan on having a formal dinner. We want to cut the cost down a bit and don鈥檛 care that much. Instead just some finger foods and we will use the time to walk around and talk to everyone.
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
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    Green light - we had the whole wedding party sit with us; 4 Bridesmaids + MOH + Me & DH + 2 Bestmen + 3 Groomsmen.

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  • Kelsie
    Master July 2021 Ontario
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    Green light - our headtable will be small though! Just us, BM and MOH.

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  • Samantha
    Super June 2021 Ontario
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    Red light. FH and I wanted to share our first meal together as husband and wife with a bit of privacy, so we're going with a sweetheart table.

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