- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
I’m getting married in just over 10 weeks, and I’m still struggling with my seating plan. My wedding is anything but traditional. I have 3 bridesmaids, 2 ushers and a best man. The bridesmaids are my best friend, my sister and my brother’s girlfriend. The best man is my partner’s brother and the ushers are my friend who is like a brother to me and my partner’s second brother. I only have a mum and my partner has a mum and her partner. My top table can only sit 6 people, and my partner and I want his two brothers, my sister and my best friend on the top table.
However, my Mum has made it clear that she refuses to sit anywhere else but the top table. In her words, it’s down to her being selfish. Her parents had a very messy divorce when she was a child and have both remarried. My entire family have refused to sit with my mum’s mum, but don’t want to sit with my mum’s dad.
My partner’s family have been very easy to sort. My partner’s mum has paid for our honeymoon and made a large contribution to the wedding. She has asked to sit with her partner. So they wouldn’t be able to sit on the top table. And we have said it would look silly only having one mum on the top table
So my question is, do I make my family happy and sit my sister and mum on the top table, or do I sit the people we want on the top table and risk my mum having a strop??