No you don't have to. You could do a mix of your parents, siblings and friends or put your siblings and their partners on another table close to the bridal table.
If you're worried about your siblings being offended maybe you could sit down with your parents and siblings together and ask them what they'd prefer so everyone's on the same page. I don't think most people would mind though- as long as their not on the dodgy table up the back near the toilets!
My parents originally wanted to sit with some friends too but they've now changed their mind into making it a family table. Not that my I care too much (and my aunts and uncles didn't care either) but I think my grandparents would be upset if friends of my parents got to sit at the head table and they didn't. My sister and FH's sister are both in the bridal party. We asked their partners where they'd prefer to sit.
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