|Our head table Photo: Misty Como at Focused Photography|
At every wedding my husband and I had both been to, the head table was up front highlighting the couple as they ate. That was a little uncomfortable to me. I mean... seriously? You want to watch me as I eat my dinner? Nothing exciting is going on there. Plus I felt it was a little awkward to not let couples sit together. Since we had a fairly large wedding party and almost everyone had dates, it would have made a lot of people uncomfortable if they were not able to dine with whomever they came to the wedding with.
Patrick and I opted to have a large, double-sided head table. When I tried to explain it to the person that was helping us set up tables at our venue he more than made it clear that he thought the idea was a little weird. We went with it anyway and I am certainly glad we did. The conversation at the head table was a lot livelier than I had ever seen at the other weddings we attended and everyone was comfortable. We were eating comfortably surrounded by all of our friends - what more could you ask for?
|The head table seated during the best man speech|
|The head table seated during the father of the groom speech.|