Post # 1
FI has a large local family. I, on the other hand, am a somewhat recent transplant to the area with no family and only a few close friends. I could invite a few aquaintences but in reality, there are maybe 10 people I would invite. He has a list of approx 50 family and friends.
What I don’t want are 2 sides with his crew on one side and my wee posse on the other.
I’ve seen photos of chairs done in a round, but I’m having an indoor wedding (Louisiana and summertime are a bad combo for outdoors) and I odn’t know how well that will work with the spaces I’ve been looking at.
I’d love to hear your suggestions
Post # 3
@RednecksBride: Just have your ushers distribute guests evenly.
Post # 4
We didn’t have a “bride” side and a “groom” side. People just sat wereever they wanted.
Post # 5
@julies1949: +1 that’s what we did.
Post # 6
@JenGirl: yes, it’s supposed to be a joining of families. I think bride side and groom side is tacky.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t say that it’s tacky. It’s quite traditional and doesn’t work well if you have significantly differen numbers of guests on one side. But I don’t see why it would be tacky. Maybe outdated?
Post # 8
Same with us. Just had an usher tell people to sit anywhere they wanted.
Post # 9
@JenGirl: okay okay i’m sorry, you are right! it’s traditional and i think outdated.
Post # 10
I didn’t even really think about it at my own wedding. People just seated themselves.
Post # 11
That’s how my wedding will be as well….lots on his side and not nearly as many on mine. I think we are going to have a sign that says:
“Friends of the bride…
Friends of the groom…
Sit all together, there is plenty of room!”
“Today two families become one.
Pick a seat, not a side!”
Or something with the same idea!
Post # 12
Ps….that round seating would be amazing to have!