Post # 1
Just a random question I thought of! We are going to have escort cards (assigning tables) but no placecards…..but I was thinking, are our parents supposed to sit at the same table? My FI’s dad was really rude to my parents at one point, so although my parents are totally over it, I would prefer for them to just sit at different tables with the rest of their families. Is that weird?
Post # 3
It’s not weird at all!
Ours didn’t. There were too many friends and other family members they hadn’t seen in a while.
Post # 4
I think it is pretty standard for the bride & groom’s parents to sit separately, each presiding over their own table of their closest family members. that’s how we did it, and it worked perfectly.
Post # 5
Our parents each hosted their own table at the reception. I think it worked out well because we got to include more “special” guests at the head tables.
Post # 6
Our parents sat at different tables at the reception–my parents with grandparents and immediate family, and his parents with grandparents and immediate family.
His family especially never gets to see eachother so I wanted them to have some time for fellowship during the wedding. Our parents did sit next to eachother at the rehearsal dinner though!
Post # 7
it depends on how big your wedding is and if you’re having a sweetheart table/ not. if it’s a big party, each can preside over their own
Post # 8
Our parents sat at seperate tables – since they had only met twice before the wedding (once was at the rehearsal dinner!) it made sense for them each to sit with people they felt comfortable with.
Post # 9
Our wedding was pretty small (only had 10 tables plus the head table), so we sat our parents and grandparents together. It worked out well for us and split all the other tables up well.
I think you can do whatever works best. If you think that the evening will go more smoothly with them sitting separately, then go for it.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Not weird! We’re doing that too, partially because my parents are divorced. My mom has remarried, but totally freaks out about the idea of my dad dating anyone. I’d like him to be able to bring a date, so I want them on opposite sides of the room. 😉 And no reason why one set of my parents/step-parents/SOs should sit with the in-laws and not the other, so we’re just putting them all with the people they want to sit with.
Post # 11
Ya like everyone said, it just depends. at my sister’s wedding the tables were huge so her FILs and our parents sat together, but I think it’s pretty standard to have them host their own tables as well.
Post # 12
Thanks ladies, I’m glad to know it won’t be weird to have them sitting at different tables 🙂 I think all in all, both my parents & his would be more comfortable sitting with their own families.
Post # 13
Um, I couldn’t even imagine our families sitting together, so no, I don’t think it’s weird at all!
Post # 14
Ours will not, and they are very friendly, but you want them to be able to spend them with their own friends. Everyone understands that.
Post # 15
We had his parents “host” one table, my Mom host another, and my Dad had a third (My parents are divorced.) None of them sat with us, and I think it worked out fine.
Post # 16
Ours did. They play nice together and we actually had 10 immediate family members (grandparents, parents) and our tables sat 10. Perfect for us, but I haven’t always seen tables meshed like that,.