As a Party Stylist I’m really excited that peak wedding season is right around the corner. Soon bells will be ringing for many happy couples. I’m also excited because our youngest daughter recently became engaged. Having some industry experience will be helpful and I’ve promised her that I won’t be one of those overbearing Mothers of the Bride we so frequently see on television.
Wedding trends are so interesting and really run the gamut. Lately I’ve noticed more couples opting for a sweetheart table. A sweetheart table is an area set apart from the bridal party for the bride and groom to share their first meal as husband and wife. This sounds great in theory. However, those against them cite that dining with the bridal party creates somewhat of a barrier between the newlyweds and their guests. By themselves, the bride and groom are often barely able to finish, let alone enjoy their meal because guests want to talk to them. Don’t get me wrong that’s not a bad thing and the happy couple should talk to their guests, after all they invited them. One thing that I’ve suggested to my daughter is that they order two meals to go so that they can truly enjoy the meal alone together.
Sweetheart tables range from a table for two with simple settings to a throne fit for a king and queen. Taste, budget and space are critical factors in deciding what will work best. Whether a couple chooses to have a Sweetheart Table or not they will still work the room and get around to interacting with their guests.
Here’s a collage of a Black and White Sweetheart Table that I put together.
Did you have a Sweetheart Table or would you? I’d love to know what you think. Enjoy!