I thought all of my lurking had paid off (so far it has!) until my fiance threw me for a loop today. We are getting married in July, and just sent out invitations. We have a while before the seating chart has to be done, but we started planning out the room, and where we wanted to put things like the card box, cake, sparklers, etc. We plan on having a sweetheart table.
As we started to put the room together, my fiance pointed to a corner of the room and said that would be a good place to put the fallen soldier table. It would be in the corner of the reception room, directly to the right right of our sweetheart table if you are looking at the table. I've never seen one before at a wedding, but I have seen them at other reception-like occasions.
My fiance is currently active duty Air Force who served two tours in Iraq with the Army before he changed branches and went into the Air Force. While he was deployed, his best friend was killed while they were under attack, and he wanted to honor him at the ceremony. I think the idea is beautiful, and he wanted to keep a sign on the table that explains what the table symbolizes.
My question is, is this appropriate? The research I've found says it can be done at weddings, but I wanted to get some input. Will people see it as inappropriate?