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UKbride Member Request 24 Jan 2020

Top table

Has anyone just had yourself and hubby to be sat on the top table? If so did you regret it or enjoy some 121 time? We are considering just having the 2 of us sat up there but are undecided still x

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UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

A lot of couples have a Sweetheart table if their families are messy 🙂

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

I am gonna be depending on my sweetheart table to protect me from my family after a few drinks they just get too much! 🤣🤣🤣

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We are having a Sweetheart table as a lot of my family are very shy and don't want to be right at the front

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We did this to save complications with separated parents. I wouldnt have changed it. It was great to have some time alone and loved just sitting back and watching everyone enjoying themselves!

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We're having half a top table, so it will seat 4, my partner and I plus our two children. A traditional top table just wouldn't be right for us. Plus we have no seating plan for our guests either as we're having an informal buffet and not the traditional sit down meal.xx

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We did a sweetheart table, so glad we did. We had some much needed alone time and people still popped by our table to say hello but were very respectful about it. Plus we could just sit back and watch others enjoy themselves. It also allows you to visit other tables if you want, but 6ou are in control of how long you spend at each table.

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We are. I can't wait to have that time to ourselves 😊

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

Best decision we made. Was so nice to have time together ❤️

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We had just me and my husband, a 'sweetheart' table as it is known. Best decision ever, we actually got to catch up and enjoy eachothers company... and our food!x

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We're doing this, think it's important to have so time to enjoy each other it is your wedding x Alistair Nute

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

My sister did, I wish we had looked lovely and you don't get much time during the day just you two

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We did. I was nice to have the intimacy and less distraction during the meal. Can only recommend it.

Carlie Goodge
Carlie Goodge 27 Jan 2020

we both have very complicated families so are having a sweat heart table

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

No I just had 10 tables and sit where you want too attitude it worked so well too

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We are having me, my hubby and our two sons

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We just had my hubby, me our two best men, and my amazing sister in law .... we loved it ♥️♥️

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We did for our December wedding. Best thing we did we were able to talk and take it all in. It was getting too hard to sort a top table, without upsetting anyone.
So this solved everything, I would definitely recommend.

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

Yep we had a sweetheart table. Would have ended up having too many people on top table or missing people out,separating them from their partners ECT it seemed the best solution and it was lovely to have some time just us to soak it all up and were able to go visiting people on other tables too :)

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We did for our wedding - it was actually lovely having 30 mins to ourself and just to sit and watch our guests enjoying themselves.
I’d massively recommend it

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We had a long table either side of us for each family and me and the Hubster sat by ourselves. It was lovely to have the time together because I barely saw him after that haha

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We had just the 2 of us it worked really well x

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

I just want myself, hubby and my 2 kids no arguments then to who got put on the top table xx

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

I'm hoping to do a sweetheart table in the centre of the room for ours (perfect distance between the bar and the dancefloor).

I hate the idea of being in a spotlight and taking the time for just the two of us and being able to look at one another and talk sounds amazing.

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

Just having my mum and his dad and best man for our top table.

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We are splitting our top table into 3 tables, one for us 2 in the middle, one for his family and one for mine either side of us.

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

There will be just me and my partner and our little girl on our top table on may ❤ do what's right for u xx

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We just had my parents and his parents...but tbh we weren't even at the table that much, going around talking to people, dancing, tending to caterers etc...

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We are having a sweetheart table and I can’t wait. Otherwise our top table would be massive. We only have 50 people in total and with our kids and parents the top table would have been 12 people 😂 I’m looking forward to being able to watch everyone else enjoy their day and be able to take everything in. Xx

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We had a sweetheart top table and it worked really well. Gave my hubby and I a chance to speak properly during the meal as from the night before in the run up to the meal was really busy and full on we hardly spoke outside the actual ceremony and having our photos taken.

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We did and it was awesome ❤️ nice to take some time out with each other!

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We had maid of honour and best man at the head table (plus one of my bridesmaids, the girlfriend of the best man as it helped with the rest of the table plan), both of our parents divorced and remarried and his side don't get on so it would have been chaos

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

Im thinking of having just me, hubby and our 2 kids on top table as our family is so extended and some issues with parents and new partners not getting along with each other etc so going to have to jiggle it to suit the situation. Might think of a new plan by then but its hard work 😂

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We had me and my wife, my sister and her best friend, just the 4 of us and it was lovely

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We are having me, groom, my son, my dad, his dad & best man, as my mum has passed away & his mum has remarried, so was easier sitting her with his step dad, which she is quite ok about not being on the top table xx

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

Wer just doing us 2 on the top table. Think it will be nice.

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

I was hoping to do this but everyone I have mentioned it to has said I can't do that because we would be isolating ourselves. Me and my fiance still love the idea though so will probably go ahead with it anyway

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We get married in May and having a sweetheart table, takes away family politics!

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We are just having a sweetheart table. My dad has Alzheimer’s and his eye-hand coordination is bad so I don’t want him to feel uncomfortable. i think it’s unfair to have my fiancé’s family there if mine aren’t. Plus Im looking forward to having a bit of time to enjoy the day just me and him

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

Yes we had a sweetheart table and it was fab! My husbands parents are no longer alive so I didn’t think it was right to have my parents on the top table. We considered having our children on the top table but thought they would prefer to be with their cousins/ partners! I also wanted to balance the tables 6 x tables of 8 plus our table! Loved every minute! x

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

Yes we did and it was perfect. It was one of the few moments we spent alone throughout the day

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

My daughter had them plus their son.was so much easier.

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We had a sweetheart table 😍😍

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

I just done me and my husband our bridemaid and best man. Loved it

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We're doing this for ours. ❤️

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We having a sweetheart table then a table for his children and one for mine, then a table plan for the rest, as my parents are no longer with us xx

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

My top table will be me, my husband and my two sons. I wanted to make sure we had some time allocated in the day where it was just the four of us before all the mingling starts and we don’t see each other again for the rest of the day 🙈😂

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We had me, hubby, bestman and his wife, my son and my mum as hubby's parents and my dad no longer here.

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We are having a sweetheart table so just us two. We wanted to be able to have some time and I think it will work fine xx

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

I didn't realise this was a thing! I'm defo considering it for ours 👍🏼

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

ive seen both the traditional top table and just the bride and groom.... whatever works for u... go with your gut feeling

UKbride Member 27 Jan 2020

We are having a sweetheart table.... (just us two) yay so Excited xx and we Have a special bottle of champers

UKbride Member 28 Jan 2020

We considered it but my mil kicked off cos she wants to feel special and sit with her son on his big day so we are having top table. But cos mum refused to sit there we have invited both my grandmothers to take her place. Less than ideal but its done now.

UKbride Member 28 Jan 2020

Yeah we're having a sweetheart table, so we are able to actually spend time together as if it's anything like our engagement party I think we got 5 mins alone x

UKbride Member 29 Jan 2020

Me and my husband to be are doing this at our wedding in October. We figured it will be the first and probably only time that day that we get to actually spend some time together x

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