We asked our experts some tough bridal party questions, from what a junior bridesmaid dress should look like, to just how many bridesmaids you should have.

For our head table, we'd like to sit at a regular round table with the bridal party, but what do we do with their dates?

Ten minutes, tops. That's the amount of time you and your husband will probably spend at the head table before leaving to mingle with other guests. So may I suggest another shape—long, rectangular, and large enough to accommodate everyone? If you do insist on a regular round, you should seat their dates at a table close to yours, so your best friends can enjoy your wedding reception, too.

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