(Closed) Would you be OK with this kind of ceremony seating?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wouldn’t complain about having to sit on a bench for just 20 minutes.  If I have a little seat cushion, that would be a plus too!  Are those benches fairly clean looking?  If people are dressed up, they might not take kindly to sitting directly onto unpainted wood, in which case the cushions would be much better.  Just food for thought.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Nope!  I love the idea, and especially if you can find cute pillows to go with your theme.  Since your ceremony is so short, I doubt most people would even notice that their bum was hurting.

It would be super cute if you had the pillows in baskets and handed them out with your programs.

Post # 6
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136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

i wouldn’t mind a bench at all! i actually went to a beach wedding where they only had seats for the older adults and everyone else stood for the ceremony. it was beautiful and no one was upset because it was so nice out!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I think your idea sounds great!  Colored pillows would be so welcoming….and comfortable.  And, everyone would understand special seating for older individuals and people with back issues.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Wouldn’t bother me at all as long as my cute dress didn’t get dirty or torn from being on bare wood 🙂 A lot of outdoor weddings I go to don’t have any seating apart from a couple of rows for family/old/pregnant folks, so I think you’ll be fine.

Post # 9
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966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’d be happy with the bench, as long as the wood was smooth and clean.

Post # 10
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14750 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would be ok with sitting on a bench.

Post # 11
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think sitting on a bench is perfectly okay.  I made my guests stand.  😛

Post # 12
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1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Can you rent some white chairs? Our rental company only charges about $1.20 apiece. I would have some chairs up front reserved for those who need them, then benches, and let any remaining people (probably those with squirmy kids) stand in back.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

As long as there is enough room on the benches for all, I have NO issues with this!

A seat for every bottom, I always say.

Post # 14
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516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think it could definitely work, people shouldn’t mind it

 

Post # 15
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

People shouldn’t have issues with benches, but it is a good idea to provide chairs for elderly people or those with bad backs, etc.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love the idea and think you can make it work!

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