Worse than the singles table is the table for the forgotten dates and significant others of the wedding party that are sitting at the head table. After travelling across the country last year for a wedding with my fiance, I was truly offended that I had to sit at the singles & abandoned people table while he sat up front and got served first. We're not doing a head table at our wedding for that reason, but I still considered seating the couple who did it to us at different tables. (I didn't consider it for very long, but I did have a good evil laugh to myself at the thought.)
In lieu of the bouquet toss, I will present my bouquet to my parents in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary.
QUOTE: "Unfortunately, I think some people, once they are coupled off and ready to be married, become unable to divide by anything other than the number two."
You have NO idea how true this is! My mother raised me all by herself and exclusion she got from events just because she was single was many times painful. Sometimes I was the pseudo-other-half and we got invited as a pair... but yes. For some reason people do forget that single people exist once they are coupled off.
I sat at a singles table a few years ago - all guys! the couple didn't even do us the favor of sitting us next to available women!
What kills me is the number of invites we've gotten since we became a couple -- all of them from people we've each been friends with for years.
Apparently now that me+him=couple, we're a hot ticket. Before that, I suppose we were each chopped liver.
We opted out of the bouquet & garter toss and instead had the "anniversary dance". I had been to 2 weddings where this was done and both of us being in our 30s, we were close to the last of our friends to get married, so I knew we wouldnt have had many single women. Plus my husband also didnt feel comfortable reaching up my dress for the garter. It was quite fun and fortunately, the couple that "won" was my husbands aunt & uncle (being married 44 years.