Post # 1
I am in the process of making up the reserved seating signs for our ceremony. We obviously are doing reserved seating for the parents. Now we are trying to decide if we should do reserved seating for anyone else.
FI’s mom mentioned before possibly doing reserved seating for his grandmother, she comes with a helper (she suffers from severe dementia). So would we do a “Reserved Grandmother of the Groom” sign and then a reserved sign for the helper, or just two reserved signs.
Another thought is we are having a flower girl but she is not going to be standing up with us. Instead she is going to take a seat after dropping the flowers. So should we give her a reserved seat and if so should her parents get reserved seats as well so she can sit with them? Her mother is my godmother.
If we do that though, then should we also do reserved seating for my FI’s godparents?
What order should everyone go in? We will only have 4 seats in the front row for the parents. After that the next rows will probably be rows of 5 or 6.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Post # 4
I think all of the people you mentioned (including FIs godparents) could get reserved seating.
Post # 5
I haven’t been to many weddings, but having the first two rows be reserved seating doesn’t seem like a huge stretch for me. I say do ’em all.
Post # 6
@PitBulLover: @Miss OBG: Thanks for responding. I had to fight my Fiance at first even to do reserved seats for parents. He was under the impression that people would just let them sit up front, knowing my mom’s family I knew that wasn’t going to be the case. He said I could post on here and go with what the advice was, so that’s for the imput.
Post # 7
Agreed. Usually the first couple of rows (depending on how long they are) are reserved for close family members.
Are you having ushers? If so, they seat the guests and only put the correct people in the “reserved” section. (If they are going to seat EVERYONE, you don’t even have to mark the section…) Usually anyone taking part in the ceremony would be seated there as well.
Post # 8
I think they should all get reserved seats. It will make them feel special, and clearly mark the reserved area so people know what’s open to them for general seating.