NO BRIDAL PARTY – SEATING ARRANGEMENTS?

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@emma34:  We’re having no bridal party – just too much hassle.  So I don’t think it’s weird at all! 🙂  We haven’t mapped out tables yet but I imagine we will end up sitting with our moms and brothers – kind of a family table.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We also had no bridal party, although we had our siblings walk down the aisle but then just sit down.

Wr had a sweetheart table at the reception, and put our parents and siblings at tables with aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends – whatever made the most sense.

It was great! The sweetheart table had a couple extra chairs so lots of people came and sat and chatted for a few minutes.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@emma34:  You could have a sweetheart table or a King’s table. Both are great options!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@emma34:  You could have a sweetheart table, sit with your parents or sit at a random table. My BFF didn’t have a proper bridal party. She sat at a table with me & my SO, her BIL & SIL, and a few cousins from her side. Basically, we were both the “30 something” table and the table that didn’t know anyone else at the table! The bride and groom were our only “link”. But it didn’t matter than much because other than scarfing down their food, they were never sitting anyway. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MoonlitMagnolia:  What’s a king’s table?  I’ve never heard of that!  To me sweetheart tables seem a little weird and awkward – I mean, you’re probably about to leave on a honeymoon and sit with just this person for the next 2-3 weeks – at my wedding, I want to hang out with all the people we love who are there just for the day!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@emma34:  You can always sit at a sweetheart table, that’s what I’m doing and I have a bridal party, I just didn’t want to separate them from their dates with a traditional head table.  I’ve been to one wedding without a bridal party and I barely noticed, it will certainly make your life easier.  Bear in mind you may not have a bachelorette party or a shower planned for you, but if that’s not important or if you have friends who you think would step up without the BM title then go for it.

I’m sorry you and your best friend aren’t on good terms.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@emma34:  

Sweetheart tables are also super popular! So you can just do that and sit with your new husband!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MoonlitMagnolia:  Thanks, but that seems to presume a bridal party which the OP does not have.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@emma34:  Sweetheart table for sure 🙂 Or just have a table with your immediate family and/or close friends and the two of you. No need to force something you don’t really want just for the sake of a seating chart 🙂 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@emma34:  No bridal party here!  FI’s brother is acting as best man but he won’t be standing – just sitting in front and giving the rings.  It has been SUCH a smooth ride for the wedding.

Nothing to coordinate, no need to worry if everyone got their measurements or their dresses.  Best decision of our entire wedding!  Everytime a person asks me “who is in your bridal party?” I tell them that we have none and I’m always getting the same reaction “That’s the way to go” and they launch into some story about their own bridal party drama.

We’re doing a sweetheart table and having our close friends (most likely the 10 people that would have been bridal party) sitting at a table together.

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are having a small small wedding and no bridal party, but I think it would be okay with a bigger reception too…maybe a sweetheart table or sitting with family Would work?

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@emma34:   We are also having only a Best Man and a Best Woman.    We haven’t thought about seating yet.   I guess we’ll just see how the numbers work out since out venue does tables for eight.  

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