Emma's answers to Top table seating
How should the top table to be set up?
There are no fathers on either side of the families and it is only a small wedding reception - I am worried that the top table may look a little stark. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much for your email. Traditionally, the top table from left to right would be:
chief bridesmaid/groom's father/bride's mother/groom/bride/bride's father/groom's mother/best man
However, many people have family situations where the traditional seating isn't appropriate, and it is perfectly acceptable to move away from tradition and do whatever you feel most comfortable with (some couples even just have a top table for two!). Basically, it's completely up to you but you might decide to include all your bridesmaids (if you're having more than one), or other close family members or friends. I wouldn't worry about the top table being too small though - the most important thing is for you to sit with the people you really want to sit with.
Another consideration is to have a round table instead of a long table, as this can be a bit more 'cosy' and intimate.
I hope this helps, and wish you a fantastic wedding.
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