Very small outdoor ceremony……I need some inspiration…..HELP!!

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

Because your wedding is so intimate, I suggest arranging the guests’ seats in a circle with an opening to walk through. The circle will be closed as that’s where you will stand with the officiant. Does that make sense?


Post # 4
1719 posts
Bumble bee

Maybe instead of having guests sit on the side of who they are related to, you could do one of those “take a seat, not a side” boards, so that people will fill the chairs evenly. 

I recommend you do not have an aisle runner, at least not a traditional one. Aisle runners usually end up looking sloppy and out of place outside, and they can take away from how nice everything else looks. They accentuate a bride’s wobbling feet, and they twist, turn, and wrinkle easily, which does not look good in pictures.

I recommend lining the sides of the aisle with flowers or little lanterns. You could attach flower balls or ribbon wrapped flowers to the chairs. These types of decorations accentuate and decorate the aisle without being sloppy and inelegant. You don’t need to have all of those decorations. Even one of those decorations would look nice. You can Google “flower aisle decor” to see what I’m talking about and to get ideas. 

Post # 5
1719 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsBonJovi:  This is a good idea. I’ve seen it done a few times; it looked pretty good.


OP, if you don’t know what this seating arrangement looks like, Google “wedding ceremony circle” for pictures. 


Post # 6
42182 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could arrange the chairs in a half circle, like the inner row in this pic. You could enter from the left and the groom from the right. This way there is no bride’s side, or groom’s side. Do keep in mind though, that uneven sides don’t really matter.



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