Post # 1
My ceremony includes 15 guests (immediet family + 3 best friends) and is up in the mountains so there won’t be chairs.
My queston is, should I make a “standing chart” to give everyone at the rehearsal dinner the night before? I want to make sure our moms are in the front row, and that there will be a defined aisle; since there are no chairs to guide people where to be, I was condering if I should make a “standing chart” so everyone knows where to go.
With no direction, I could see our guests just sort of globbing around in one big crowd.
Post # 3
Hmm… even if there was a standing chart… how would they know where their “mark” was? Could you lay ribbon or a line of flowers on either side of the “aisle” to mark it? Other than that, I’m sure people would let the mom’s and BP stand in front no matter what.
Post # 4
@MexiPino: It’s a small landing so it would be pretty obvious (you are only allowed to have 25 people at time there), especially with the reverand standing up front. It’s a national park so we aren’t supposed to bring anything like that in that could blow away
Post # 5
I don’t think you need a chart or specific spots for each person, but I’d just verbally direct them whereabouts to stand during the rehearsal
Post # 6
I’m thinking of doing the same thing in a national park too! It wouldn’t happen to be in California, would it?
Post # 7
@MabelleBliss: I guess I should have mentioned we don’t have a bridal party and it’ll be just me, the groom, and my mom at the rehearsal. 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
What about a shepherd’s hook with a hanging pomander and a “Reserved for mom’s” sign or something?
Post # 9
I think a “standing chart” would be out of place. I would ask a trusted, asssertive friend or family member to make sure that people are in the right place, your moms are in the front row and that there is an aisle.