Wedding Sweetheart Table Inspiration & 3 Benefits


As you are planning your wedding reception décor & seating arrangements, have you considered having a sweetheart table? If you are unfamiliar with this type of wedding décor, a sweetheart table is a table reserved for the newlyweds at the wedding reception. Instead of the married couple sitting with their wedding party at a head table, the newlyweds get to sit by themselves & be the stars of the show (as you should be on your wedding day)! The Look At Me Brides Mexico team loves helping engaged couples design their sweetheart table as it can be a statement décor element of your wedding reception. There are many benefits of having you as the newlyweds sitting at a sweetheart table during your wedding reception, too. We can’t wait to share our tips & inspiration with you!


You may be on the fence about having a sweetheart table because it doesn’t follow traditional wedding reception seating arrangements. Look At Me Brides is always happy to accommodate your requests & we will support whatever you choose to do! However, if you & your fiancé are on the fence about having a sweetheart table, here are 3 benefits you should consider to help you make your decision:

Benefit 1

Your wedding day goes by SO fast & it can become hectic with different family members & friends pulling you in different directions throughout the day. Before it is too late, you may realize that you’ve hardly spent any time with your new husband/wife! To avoid feeling like this after your wedding day, we highly recommend having a sweetheart table. This allows you as a couple to sit down together during your wedding reception, have some one on one time together, & reflect on how amazing your wedding day has already been! It is also common for parents, the maid of honor, and/or best man to give speeches during dinner, so this gives you a chance to enjoy these special wedding moments as a couple, too!

Benefit 2

We are sure you have been to weddings where your plus one is in the wedding party & you are left sitting at a dinner table during the wedding reception without them. To avoid separating your wedding party members & their dates during your wedding reception dinner, we recommend having a sweetheart table! This allows your wedding party members to sit with their significant other at a different dinner table if they aren’t all bridesmaids/groomsmen in your wedding. While this second benefit of having a sweetheart table may not be specific to you as a couple, this benefit reflects nicely on you as being thoughtful to those supporting you on your special day, which is a win-win for everyone! 

Benefit 3

By setting yourselves up at a sweetheart table, this gives you a better chance to eat your wedding reception dinner! We know you will be so excited on your wedding day & have a lot of distractions, but it is so important to eat your wedding dinner, especially if you missed out on cocktail hour to take wedding photos! Having a sweetheart table lets you enjoy the meal you spent so much time choosing during your wedding planning & meal tastings. Let’s be honest, you don’t want to miss the meal, right?! Remember to drink some water, too, especially if you & your wedding group like to party – you are getting married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, after all!


Now that you know the benefits of sitting at a sweetheart table, here are inspiration photos from weddings we’ve planned!

Don’t you LOVE these amazing sweetheart tables? Decorating your sweetheart table goes along with creating your destination wedding reception table setting, and you can read additional tips for that here!

If you’re convinced a sweetheart table is right for you, and you need help making your destination wedding vision come to life, Look At Me Brides Mexico would love to help you! You can learn more about our wedding planning packages here and we can be contacted here. We look forward to helping you plan your dream destination wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico!

WRITTEN BY: Kelsey Kitchen Was | @kitchensinkit | Rich & Kitch