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Wedding Party SO's

Jordan, on March 1, 2022 at 13:17 Posted in Wedding reception 2 17

Where did you put your wedding parties significant others? Were debating between a sweetheart table or a head table with the wedding party. None of the wedding parties significant others are in the wedding. I like the idea of a sweetheart table with just me and my soon-to-be husband, but he wants to do a head table with the bridesmaids and groomsmen... I just don't know where I would put everyone's significant others


Latest activity by Shelly, on March 5, 2022 at 18:53
  • Shelly
    Curious July 2022 Ontario
    Shelly ·
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    For our wedding we have a small party with only 1 GW & a MoH. So we are having their SO's sit beside them at the head table.

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  • A
    Curious November 2022 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    We are doing a sweetheart table, the wedding party and their partners will be at their own table. Our reception is at a restaurant in a private room so we want everyone to be with or near people they know and are comfortable with.

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  • Brooke
    Curious October 2022 Ontario
    Brooke ·
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    My fiancé and I dedicated a table to just the significant others of the wedding party. Not every member of the wedding party has a significant other, so with those empty spots, we put our good mutual friends so it's a mixture of the two groups. Everyone is the same age and get along well so we thought that would be the best thing to do. In terms of table placement, we put them closer to the head table, just beyond our dancefloor with how our venue is set up.

    Don't stress over it!! In my experience, I've gone to a wedding where my fiancé was in the wedding party and I was put at a table where I didn't know anyone, and I had the best time. I find that guests at weddings are super friendly people and they're there to have a good time, so they'll make anyone feel welcomed Smiley smile

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  • Alexandra
    Frequent user February 2022 Quebec
    Alexandra ·
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    We sat SO’s at the ‘friends’ fable where most people knew each other. We also weren’t allowed to have a full head table like we wanted because of COVID so we ended up having a head table with us and just our MOH and BM, with the rest of the wedding party seated at the two tables right in front of us. It was actually really nice to just have the 4 of us up there, it felt less hectic and like a bit of a break
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  • Jenn
    Devoted August 2023 Ontario
    Jenn ·
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    My Fiance really wants to have a head table vs a sweetheart. As we have a fairly large wedding party (6 BM/GM, a Jr BM & Jr GM), so having sig, others won't really work well - tho, the JRs will probably be seated at a different table, but we will give them the option (the GM is my step-son). One of my BM is married to the best man, but we will have to figure out where to sit the other sig. others/dates - I am not too stressed tho, as most of our group is fairly easy-going. We also look at it this way - the wedding party will be seated for the dinner and speeches (which we are limiting), and the rest of the time everyone will be up dancing and mingling Smiley smile

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  • Derek
    Frequent user September 2022 Alberta
    Derek ·
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    All except 1 of our wedding party are married, so our plan is to place their spouses with my fiancee's family, mutual friends from my work or my family. The only one who it may be difficult to place is my best man's wife because they are from out of province, and know almost nobody else who's going to be there. I am hoping to place her with some co-workers of mine (they are all very friendly and welcoming) but am not decided yet.
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  • Allison
    Frequent user October 2022 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    We are having a head table with our bridal party. All but one of my bridesmaids are married and the one that's not married has a common-law spouse. The husbands/boyfriend all know each other so they'll be sat together with a few other friends they know. Two of my fiancé's groomsmen are single, and two are married. Of those who are married - one is his brother so my future SIL will sit with other members of my fiancé's family - the other friend's wife will sit with mutual friends who she has known for years. We are only having 90 guests and will already have 10 at our head table. If we included spouses it would look ridiculous with 16 people at the front!

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  • Lindsay
    Frequent user June 2023 British Columbia
    Lindsay ·
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    We are doing a head table so my fiancé and I will have to figure out who to seat 2 of the wedding parties significant other… we have yet to figure out a a seating chart as the wedding isn’t until 2023 (I am super excited though!)
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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    We aren't doing a head table that is elevated at all. It'll just be like all the other tables except slightly different decor. We'll have us and wedding party with their SO I may even have one guest that I can't find a seat for lol. We only have a MOH and BM so 6 maybe 7 of us
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  • Carmel
    Featured December 2020 Ontario
    Carmel ·
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    They sat with their partners at the tables where they would have the most amount of fun. Honestly, really sucks not sitting with your partner at a wedding and fully enjoying the evening together, and we did not see why the wedding party had to sit with us.... Our parents sat at the head table with us. That made the most sense to us. When either of us is in the wedding party and the other isn't, we're always put with people we know but again, sucks.
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  • Hailey
    Featured June 2022 British Columbia
    Hailey ·
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    We decided to do a sweet heart table as my MOH doesn't have a SO and BM does... I felt it would be odd having a odd number at the head table. Also to keep drama on the low it was easier to place them at tables but put something on their chair to show they are apart of the wedding party.
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  • Malyssa
    Featured October 2022 Alberta
    Malyssa ·
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    Personally, we are doing a sweetheart table, mostly because our party is very uneven and I think it will look weird 1 MOH on one side and 3 groomsmen on the other.

    However, here are some of the arrangements I have seen:

    If you have your party with you at the head table, place SO with likeminded people. So the one time I was in this position, it was my FH brother, so I sat with his family. And I know they had placed other SO with friends.

    Alternatively, you could have just your MOH/BM at the head table. My bestie did this, I was MOH, so me and my partner sat at the head table, with BM also sitting with us (solo) This way it wasn't 10+ people sitting at one table.

    But honestly, for the maybe hour or so they will be sitting there, I dont think it matters too much. Smiley smile

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  • Rere
    Frequent user September 2022 Ontario
    Rere ·
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    We are doing a sweet heart table and allowing are bridal party to sit with their significant other. We are having a brunch wedding which will be short, so we felt it wasn't fair to separate them.
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
    Amanda Online ·
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    We're having a head table and MOH and BM's significant others will be seated with our close friends and family members
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  • Lissa
    Devoted October 2022 Ontario
    Lissa ·
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    We’re going to have a head table with our bridal party and their SO’s. I’ve always thought it was awkward attending a wedding where my fiancé was a best man and I didn’t really know anyone
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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
    Hank ·
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    Does everyone in your bridal party have a partner you're inviting? If so, would you be open to having them join you at the head table?

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  • Liberty
    Featured May 2022 Alberta
    Liberty ·
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    If there are other guests they know, I'd seat them with those guests. If they do not know anyone, just use your best judgment to seat them with people you think they'd get along with.
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