Just interested in hearing thoughts on sweetheart table vs. traditional head table.
As has been expressed in many posts, the concept of a head table where the bridal party sits but cannot have their dates seems to be rude and in very poor taste, and something I intend to avoid. Putting everybody on one big table seems to be confusing in terms of seating to me, though. We already have more bridesmaids than groomsmen, and more bridesmaids have SOs than the groomsmen (although one bridesmaid is engaged to one of the groomsmen, so whatever we do I want them to be able to sit beside one another). I know that our friend's relationship statuses could change between now and then, and that the groomsmen could just bring a friend or casual date, but if not, I'm not sure how I would have the head table seating arranged.
Currently, I kind of like this setup at the back of the room where the head table would be, but once again, numbers may not match on both sides.
What did you all do /plan to do when it comes to head table v. sweetheart table? Any creative thoughts on how to arrange seating for both when the number of groomsmen and their dates and bridesmaids and dates are different? Did you just stagger them on either side of the bride and groom to make it more even, or what?