Through most of the weddings that I’ve had the pleasure of attending, very rarely have I seen the bride and groom both sit down and enjoy their meal! They are typically up and around the room greeting their guests or grabbing a drink at the bar. More often then not, the bridal party is at the front of the room with two empty seats in between them. This is why I feel it is more practical to have a sweetheart table instead of a head table.
You can style them similarly, so the feel is the same, just with a few less chairs!
Pretty in Pink: