There are so many fun head table arrangement options! Regardless of which style you choose, we’ve put together recommendations to ensure we can give you the best pictures possible. Our general rules of thumb are:
The downside is that you may be limited on where this setup can go within your reception's venue and you will be limited in who you have conversations with at dinner to the person directly next to you. If your wedding party doesn't know each other very well this can feel isolating and lonely for them.
Some couples splurge on special seating for the two of them at their sweetheart table. Sometimes it is a fancier chair or a love seat that makes it feel extra cozy while you connect and talk together during the reception.
If you want to let your wedding party members sit with their friends, spouse, or family, then this is the way to go.
Because of its cozy nature, we typically recommend turning your chairs when it is time for toasts and speeches so that we have a better view of your reactions as you laugh, smile, and cry.
If you're looking for an alternative to the garter toss, we highly recommend a "Whiskey Box Toss" instead! We first saw this at a friend’s wedding in Arequipa, Peru then decided to incorporate it into our own wedding. The prize of winning a bottle of whiskey is far more appealing to your guests and its a practical gift for the winner too. Even with little knowledge of this tradition, we found that it was easy to get guys on board. Have the DJ make an announcement then send the bridesmaids to spread the message and gather guys on the dance floor. The confusion fades away when you tell them, “catch the box, win the whiskey.” The guys eyes light up and brings out a little healthy competition in the process too!
Discuss with your coordinator and your DJ on ways you can keep guests are engaged and moving all night!
The DJ most often steps in to be the master of ceremonies and lets guests know what is happening - and when!
For example, they can give reminders for when the bar will open/close so that guests take their seats at appropriate times and manage expectations.
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