New Seating Trends: The Sweetheart Table
A table for two allows you to be the center of attention
By Suzie Faloon
The sweetheart table is a new feature at a wedding reception where the bride and groom are seated at a decorated table for two that offers a full view for surrounding guests.
You can sit with your new spouse at the sweetheart table and have your reception meal served to you for some moments of alone time. You will be able to have your cake on display behind you for photo opportunities or in a separate area of the reception room.
The bride and groom must realize that the guests will approach the sweetheart table hoping for conversation. A head table keeps the couple surrounded with the wedding party, enabling them to eat a full meal.
Your wedding party members will be able to sit with their own spouses, families or dates at your wedding reception. You can choose to have round or rectangular tables for the wedding party near your sweetheart table.
Decorate your table with tulle or cloth swags, candles and sprays of flowers. You can have your bridal bouquet mounted at the front of the table, allowing the flowers and ribbons to cascade down the center toward the floor.
On stage or private seating
The two of you can have your sweetheart table set up on a dais or stage so you can look out over your guests, allowing you to be the center of attention. A more intimate setting will find the two of you seated under an archway or nestled within the center of the guests.
About the Author
Suzie Faloon is a floral designer and a freelance writer.
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