(Closed) I'm going to ceremony but not the reception – advice please

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I suggest you sit in the back, since you aren’t super close friends, and let his closer friends and family members fill up the front of the church.  Maybe wear a nice dress, or trousers and a nice top. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Sit in the back and wear something cute and comfortable?

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sit at the back but not isolated from the rest of the guests. If there are empty rows it would look strange to see you sitting alone like some kind of judge.

Wear what you would wear if you were a guest at the wedding.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

agree sit closer to the back- on his side, at least dress pants and either button down or polo with loafers or dress shoes- would not wear jeans or tshirt  or sneakers at ALL

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mike20070:  I don’t think that’s necessary.   I do think that a good number of people prefer sitting in the back at weddings – I’ve found that the middle rows are usually the ones with empty seats, so if you see people already seated towards the back, just go one row behind them.  As long as you aren’t front and center you should be fine!

ETA: And your outfit sounds perfect.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@mike20070:  LOL. Yeah, I guess wearing a dress would make you stand out pretty loudly

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