Hi.. Just wondering whether anyone out there is having/has had an alternative to the traditional Top Table line-up..
My father, at 80 years old, doesn't want to give me away (he did this when I was 22 and got married for the first time), nor is he contributing in any way for the wedding, nor does he wish to make a speech. This I find a touch sad, but understandable. I will be 42, and have a family of my own, my eldest being my 19 year old son. My fiance's family however are super excited and are paying for the reception and many other things besides, as this is his first, hopefully only, wedding and he is their youngest (35, get me girls!!)..
My future in-laws have very gracefully offered not to sit at the top-table to avoid any awkwardness but to 'head-up' an adjacent table, feeling my Father ought to do the same at another table.
So we were thinking about having the Best Man & Groomsmen, along with Maid of Honour & Bridesmaids at the Top Table with us..
Has anyone else considered anything similar?!