We have a fairly large wedding party, 7 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen. Luckily 2 bridesmaids are married to groomsmen, but the rest are single or dating people that aren't in the wedding party. What do we do about seating?
My understanding is that even those that are single have to be allowed to bring dates by virtue of being in the wedding party. Regardless of this, we don't have enough space for all the groomsmen and bridesmaids, and some (not sure how many yet) dates at one tables. Theoretically it could be up to 24 people. Is it completely horrible to split wedding party members up from their dates?
Even 16 seems a bit large for a table, what should we do? We've considered a sweetheart table, but we think it would be fun to be seated with everyone else and we also want them to all get to know each other better since they're obviously all very important to us.