Traditionally, the bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen all sit at the head table at a wedding. The maid of honor sits next to the groom, and the best man sits next to the bride. The rest of the wedding party alternates in a male-female pattern.
Contemporary head table seating is much more flexible. Some couples prefer a small table just for the bride and groom. Others opt for a smaller wedding party table with just the bride, groom, best man and maid of honor. If children participate in the wedding ceremony, they may sit at the head table or with their parents.