- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
One of those “I didn’t think about it until it was too late.” (as in, I’m looking at our pro pix and seeing that some guests were standing!)
1. Save a row in the back for latecomers
2. Make sure family you’ve saved seating for know where they’re supposed to sit
Because we rented chairs, we only had about a row and a half of extra seating (for the bridal party and maybe 1-2 extras). We asked our parents to let extended family know they were to sit in the reserved seating, but some of those guests didn’t (DH’s parents were the only ones in the first row on “his side”) We had at least 7 “reserved” guests sitting in non-reserved seats- just over a full row.
The back rows filled up early- so I’d recommend asking the ushers to save one or two rows in the back for latecomers. We started our ceremony right on time, and I know at least 8 guests arrived after the processional started- 6 of these ended up standing, because the free seats were so far in the front.
Hope this helps someone else!