This stunning head table for a wedding reception was styled by the talented designers at LA Botanicals
The traditional head table remains the most popular seating arrangement for the bride and groom and their bridal party at wedding receptions. The head table (or top table, as it is called in the UK) is typically a long rectangular table positioned in a focal area at the reception. The table accommodates the bride, groom, all of their wedding party, and often (but not always) the parents – and where space permits sometimes even grandparents.
Traditionally, occupants of the head table are seated along one side of the table only so that they are facing the guests. This traditional seating plan makes you the focal point of the room for toasting, etc.
The downside to the head table? It keeps your wedding party separated from their dates (significant others and escorts of bridal party attendants should either be seated at tables up close to the head table, or with their family or friends – whichever will be preferable to them).
Also, it’s not that easy to engage in conversation with those not seated directly beside you with this type of seating arrangement. Nonetheless, it remains the most popular seating option for the bridal party at wedding receptions, although some other options exist.