Hi, I am getting married on the 12th June 2020. We are having 4 bridesmaids, best man and 2 pageboys and a ring bearer. My question is who do you sit at the top table as if we all sit at the top table along with parents etc it's going to be huge.
Bride, groom, both sets of parents, best man and chief bridesmaid..... although mine will be an awkward one too as I have separated parents both with partners!
I had 2 bridesmaids, 3 flower girls and 2 grooms men but on top table only had one bridesmaid and best man 🥰
I just sat maid od honour and flower girl with her mummy the rest were with their partners on the floor
Parents, best man and MOH/Cheif bridesmaid
I just had me, my husband and our parents. We had a table near ours for the bridesmaids and best men (my husband had 4)
As you have children as page boys and ring bearer (I presume) I suspect it's easier to sit them with their parents unless they are your children and then you may want to rethink things a bit.
We’re having 4 bridesmaids, bestmen, flower girl, 2 page boys and both sets of parents. At our top table will only be us and our parents along with head bridesmaid and bestman x
We had 2 bridesmaids, 1 best man, 2 ushers. Only us, the best man and my maid of honour sat on our table. Everyone else including parents were on their own table.
You could have a sweetheart table and just have the two of you on there.
We had us, our parents, chief bridesmaid & best man. I think that’s the standard
I didn't have a top table I mixed everyone up
We are having 8 the 2 sets of parents and the best man and MOH xx
We had both sets of parents, maid of honour and best man. All other bridesmaids and ushers were seated on different tables.
I actually only had me ans my husband on a cute little top table, then sat family together and friends together.
We couldn’t decide! I still have both parents but he doesn’t! Didn’t want youngsters to be bored on top table so we just had the two of us!
We’re having both our sets of parents with us (6 in total on our top table)
Kick your parents off! 😂 seriously though you can have whoever you want. Traditionally parents, head honcho bridesmaid and best man. We had parents, best person x1 (we asked the other and they didn't want to be on it)and bridesmaids x2. Little page boy sat with dad near top table. Just google it and you'll get tons of ideas. Good luck!
For this reason we decided not to have a top table but a table in the middle of everyone else so we can mingle a lot better 😊
How about let them sit where they want
We had 4 myself and my hubby, maid of honour and best man
I have roughly the same as you I'm having my mom nan and grandad and my h2b is having mom dad and best man
We had 10 on our top table- me and hubby, my dad and his dad, 3 bridesmaids best man and 2 ushers x
So I’m not getting married till January but my top tables been set for awhile; my twin brother who’s giving me away, my grandmother and one of my maid of honours and on my H2B side his father and best man. ❤️
We had parents and maid of honour / best woman only on our top table.
Everyone else sat with family (2 groomsmen were my brothers so they sat together with our grandparents etc; bridesmaid sat with her mom).
Us (2), parents (4), best man (2), MOH & daughter
Originally it was going to be parents, best man and maid of honour. However my mum kicked off about not sitting with her bf so i exchanged her place for my Nana and my maid of honour graciously gave up her place for my other Nana to avoid battles over grandmother favouritism.
We are having both sets of parents, his brother and my sister. His parents and brother are flying in from nz so we are making the most of spending time with them.
We did just did both sets of parents and our two children on top table. Xx
Who ever you want to sit at the top table , it's your day , do what you want x
We had my mum and dad, hubby’s dad, our daughter, my MoH and Best Man to save complications
We are having our parents and our brothers as we have one each.. thought it would be better to let my maid of honour and the best man sit with their other half/friends x
We just had parents and us. I have 2 sets of parents so that was 8 people alone however we had a circle table so we didn’t have extra room anyway.
Traditionally I think it’s just parents, you guys, head bridesmaid 1 and best man 1 but have who you want x
We are having his parents, my dad and stepmother, maid of honour, best man, my daughter and a spare seat for my mam so its like shes a part of the wedding and shes here with us still
Parents from both sides and best man
You could abandon tradition and just have long tables along three sides in a |__| shape. Start with Bride and Groom in the middle of the __ table and work outward and then along the sides.
We aren't really having a top table. Just me and OH. Then our kids and family and bridal party ect are all sitting amongst the guests. Too many people, blended families and what not. We figured, let's just have a little head table together, for just us. It's a day about us and we very rerley get time for just us so we are making the most of it 😊
Congratulations!! Hope you have a lovely day! I had the this issue of who to have on the top table etc. Originally I wanted me and H2B, my parents, his mother and stepdad and father, my maid of honour and best man, but would of been too many people so changed it to then just parents and siblings so in the end, we decided to just have me and H2B, my parents and his mum and stepdad xx
We didn't have a top table as we arent traditionalists we had round tables and the round table in middle was ours with my parents husbands dad and aunty on our table
We are planing to have ourselves, best man, my daughter, and our mums at top table.
We get married in July 2020 and were just having parents. My partners parents arnt together and they have partners so to make it easy just our parents on the top table or it will go on forever 😂
Had a similar situation so just me and h2b on a table with two round tables either side with parents and siblings etc
I had a table with just myself and my hubby, family table either side then the bridal party table close by :)
We’re having our 3 kids and parents only on a round table instead of a top table xxx
Usually it’s just maid or matron of honour and the best man along with your parents and your kids if you have any. The rest are then on table 2 next to the top table
Usually it’s bride and groom, best man, maid of honour, all parents.... that’s what we’re having, but we’ve 3 sets of parents as well so we’ve got 10 on top table xxx
We're having a sweetheart table - Bride, Groom and my 2 daughters to make things easy xx
Couple, parents, (kids if you have them), best man, maid of honour. If you don't have maid of honour then base it on who's giving speeches
The one thing that I didn’t like at my wedding was the top table. If my husband wasn’t so stubborn about it I just wouldn’t have had one at all. I think it’s so weird to be seating there in the middle, far away from all your guests, separating your bridesmaid and best man from their partners and kids if they have them. I could not wait for the meal to be done and over with so I could mingle.
Parents, moh and best man x
We're having our parents and our kids, bridesmaids etc will be with the rest of the guests
We had best man parents us and maid of honour then families of those etc along with grandparents sat on the close by tables
We had 4 bridesmaids, two groomsmen and two page boys so we had a sweetheart table just me and my husband to make it simple
We are having ourselves, my son, best man & both Dad's as my mum's passed away & grooms mum remarried but she happy to not sit on the top table
If it helps me and by h2b only have ourselves on top table 🙂 and then individual tables on side for immediate family.
We are having grooms parents and my parents that’s it to save arguments. I know what it feels like to be in a relationship with a best man that’s had to sit on a top table and I’ve had to sit with other guests and it’s a very lonely experience. I don’t want anyone at my wedding to feel that way
Whoever you want at the top table. There's no right to wrong answer about who "should" be sat at the top table...
Me and my wife had 8 on top table. Me, wife both sets of parents plus man of honour and best man. We then had bridesmaid/ usher table with 5 bridesmaids and 3 ushers page boy and flower girl (our kids) were sat with their aunt who was looking after them they were 18 months and 3 at the time.
My top table was myself, groom, my parents, groom's dad and step mum, groom's mum and step dad, chief bridesmaid and best man.
We then had a table with the other bridesmaids and their partners and other groomsmen xx
We had Bride, Groom, our son, Brides mum and step dad, Grooms mum, Best Man and Maid of Honour.
Neither of our dad's were/are with us anymore otherwise they would have been included also. My bridesmaid sat at different tables with their family X
We got married in August this year and had a dilemma regarding the top table too, changing it numerous times. We eventually settled on me and my h2b, his best man and his wife and my Father of the Bride stand-in and his wife, who are both very good friends. H2b's mum was happy to sit with her brother and other family members. Bridesmaids(my 2 daughters and my h2b's daughter were more than happy to sit with their partners on tables either side of the top table, along with h2b's son who was the Usher and his children who were flower girl & page boy and other family members. There was no complaints, everyone enjoyed themselves.
Get a big sheet of paper and have a play around with the names and see what works for you.
It's usually the bride groom parents and best man and best maid , then have the rest of the bridal party and your kids if any at table 1 xx
We just had bride, groom and both sets of parents. My kids sat with aunties, uncles and cousins, my nieces sat with their parents, best man sat with wife and kids and my maid of honour sat with her partner and daughter. Their wife and partner didn’t know anyone else so thought it was best to keep them together and they agreed. Had we all sat on the top table there would have been 18 of us 😂😂
When I did mine, I just had bride, groom, bridesmaids, witnesses and my son who gave me away, then I had family tables
I had my parents - hubby’s parents and the best man/ maid of honour - but I’ve been to weddings where the top table was the bride, groom and the best man and maid of honour - and weddings where it was parents only. Do what makes you happy.
I had a normal top table with parents best man and main of honour there was another tablet closest to us with all the ushers and bridesmaids x
I had me the groom best man maid if honour and mum and dad of bride and groom xx
We had top table just for the two of us
We had my mother and father (his were invited to sit with us but requested not to) my daughter (head bridesmaid of 3 bridesmaids ) and his brother (1 of 4 best men)
We had our mom's, best man and my grandad (who gave me away) xxx
We not having a top table, I hate tradition, we doing our way
We had a sweetheart table. Just my husband and I. Meant the bridal party could sit with their partners or family. And gave my husband and I a chance to chat about each of our mornings in the run up to ceremony.
I'm just having me, groom, and parents on the top table. Groomsmen and bridesmaids on a separate table xx
Have whoever you want, don't feel that you have to conform to tradition. We stressed so much about our seating plan and its just not worth it!
We ended up just having those who were making a speech. So had my dad next to me, and my maid of honour, then the two best men (my hubby's brothers). Just remember, it's your special day and everyone there loves you both and that's that! 🙂
I never heard of parents at the top table until I moved to the UK. I've been to lots of weddings and only saw bridesmaids/groomsmen at the top table with the bride and groom.
Do what you like. I'm doing it the New Zealand way and even though my British mother in law finds it different, she understands as it's our wedding, so we choose what we do. My fiance is happy either way.😁
my daughter recently had Bride & Groom, Parents & Children/best men, bridesmaids sat with their partners
If you don't want to offend anyone you could just have the bride and groom on their own, then 1st big table for everyone that would be on the "Top Table". I think this is known as a "Sweetheart Table" set-up.
Must admit I was dreading doing my table plan, because I have his parents, my parents AND step-parents, grandparents, MoH, BM... In the end we had an informal afternoon tea followed by BBQ buffet with Pub and Beer garden style set-up, so everyone just sat where they wanted and mingled, so we didn't have to worry about it. It was very "us" as we have garden BBQ parties often, and our wedding was just a bigger and posher version of the same.
Only having my partner and I? Amd 3 family members. We have both lost a parent each so instead we have chosen a family member to represent the one we lost and one of our siblings each on table.