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25 Pretty Head Table Ideas: From Big Traditional to Intimate Sweetheart

After you say “I do,” it’s time to enjoy your first meal as husband and wife. Whether you want to be the center of attention or sit among your closest friends and family, these head table ideas will get you inspired to dine in style at your reception. 

By: Christina Stiehl

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  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    Create a breathtaking display by setting your sweetheart table under a dramatic beaded curtain. To really feel like the center of attention, affix a raised platform under your table and adorn with an overflowing floral centerpiece. 

    Photo Credit: Rhee Bevere

  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    Get cozy on a loveseat with your new spouse. Add to the vintage rustic vibe with block letters and a wooden portico.

  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    Dress up a simple white sweetheart table with a gold glittery banners and a bouquet as a centerpiece.

    Photo Credit: With Love and Embers

  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    You can never have too much bling. Complement a metallic sequined tablecloth with hanging bouquets in the background and a bold centerpiece. 

    Photo Credit: Rob Mould Photography

  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    Use a natural color palette and some leafy green décor for your sweetheart table at an outdoor reception. 

    Photo Credit: One Love Photography

  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    Set a romantic sweetheart table with beautiful flower arrangements and a twinkling backdrop.

    Photo Credit: Jamie Rae Photography

  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    Who says you need regular dining chairs? Find a pair of plush chairs, and sit comfortably on your newlywed thrones. A collection of flower arrangements in vases and cascading beads as a backdrop complete the soft yet chic look. 

    Photo Credit: Ikonica Images

  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    A floral tablecloth creates a romantic, lush tablescape. Complement with a full centerpiece (think: peonies and roses) and soft metallics, such as mercury glass votives and gold chargers.

  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    Spend some quality time with your new spouse at a sweetheart table that’s in the spotlight.

    Photo Credit: Quetzal Photo

  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    Become the focal point of the reception with a round sweetheart table in front of the reception’s most gorgeous view. 

    Photo Credit: Choco Studio

  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    For a rustic-meets-romantic sweetheart table, decorate with a mix of lace, burlap, and traditional pink roses. Add a sweet message in burlap with stencils and spray paint. 

    Photo Credit: Shakar Photography

  • Sweetheart Tables

    Sweetheart Tables

    Modern Lucite chiavari chairs get a themed update with “bride” and “groom” signs and draped leis. A tropical flower arrangement completes the look.

  • Head Tables

    Head Tables

    Let nature be your backdrop by placing your long head table in front of floor-to-ceiling windows at your reception venue. Amplify the romantic vibe with candlesticks and twinkling lights.

  • Head Tables

    Head Tables

    For ultimate elegance and sophistication, decorate your head table with gold candelabras, and let lush floral arrangements flow over into pillar candles. 

    Photo Credit: Union Eleven

  • Head Tables

    Head Tables

    Create a soft, romantic backdrop for a long head table with string bulb lights glowing against neutral walls and tablecloth. 

    Photo Credit: The Marin Studio

  • Head Tables

    Head Tables

    Illuminate a traditional long head table with natural light pouring in from windows. For a winter wonderland theme, decorate with hanging snowflakes. 

  • Head Tables

    Head Tables

    Add personality to a long head table with colorful streamers and a creative sign hanging overhead. 

  • Head Tables

    Head Tables

    Use a white floral wall as a stunning backdrop for the bride and groom. It adds a unique touch without needing much extra table décor. 

    Photo Credit: Oldani Photography

  • Head Tables

    Head Tables

    A beaded curtain and block letters behind a classic head table make for an eye-catching backdrop — and adorable photos.

    Photo Credit: Oldani Photography

  • Head Tables

    Head Tables

    Go big with the glam — use sequined chair covers and gold accents to create a wow-worthy head table. 

  • Among the Crowd

    Among the Crowd

    If you’re having a more intimate reception, sit with your guests at a long table and enjoy everyone’s company. 

    Photo Credit: Le Secret d'Audrey

  • Among the Crowd

    Among the Crowd

    Sit at a round table located in a prime spot — right next to the dance floor — with your closest friends and family.

    Photo Credit: Gruber Photographers

  • Among the Crowd

    Among the Crowd

    Jazz up the bride's and groom's seats to stand out from the rest of the table with some sweet “Mr. and Mrs.” signage.

  • Among the Crowd

    Among the Crowd

    Mark the bride's and groom's chairs with subtle signs that coordinate with your wedding's theme. 

    Photo Credit: Meg Smith Photography

  • Among the Crowd

    Among the Crowd

    Be the literal heads of the table by positioning yourselves at the end of a long dining table for guests. You can easily converse with your closest friends and family and watch everyone having a great time. Mark your new head chairs with customary “Mr. and Mrs.” signs.

    Photo Credit: Photo Love

25 Pretty Head Table Ideas: From Big Traditional to Intimate Sweetheart

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