(Closed) Alternative to "Pick a Seat; Not a Side."

posted 4 years ago in Decor
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

We just didn’t have any seating plan or signs or ushers…people figured out they could sit wherever they wanted. It really wasn’t a big deal.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

julies1949:  I came here looking for ideas because I feel pretty much the same as the OP.. But I just want to say that you always come up with the goods!!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Since I’m also averse up twee rhymes I would go with “sit wherever your heart desires” 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m hoping that being in the younger generation of I don’t say anything people will get the point! But I think julies is on the ball with some nice signs.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve seen many of these “Pick a Seat, Not a Side” signs on WB and in wedding photos that people post on Facebook. I am wondering why this concept (however it is worded) has become so prevalent in recent years. Is it primarily because one person has more family and friends coming to the wedding than the other, and couples want the sides to look even in the wedding photos? 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

forevervirgo:  we won’t even have “sides” per se, the way our ceremony will be set up, but I think I’ll just have one of my coordinators down there anyway communicating the “sit anywhere” to people who look confused. Also, as far as the signs, the only wording I like that isn’t too “done” for me is something like “we’re all family now, sit wherever” or some variation thereof. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

“Have a seat wherever you choose. We’re all family here.” 

Or 

” If you’re looking for directions on where to sit, follow your heart”

 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

forevervirgo:  That makes sense. I hadn’t even really thought about that being an issue for couples who have a lot of mutual friends. 

My Darling Husband and I met online and were long distance, so we didn’t really have any mutual friends at the time of our wedding. Yes, I like symmetry as well. We had “sides,” but I invited a lot more friends and family than my Darling Husband did (it was my first wedding, his second, and our wedding took place closer to where I and my friends lived), so my side was filled and his was not. In fact, a few rows of my guests ended up being seated with his friends and family.

Whatever type of signage you choose, I hope you have a wonderful wedding!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’ve never even thought about which side I’m sitting on at a wedding.  I’d just leave it alone and assume people will sit wherever they are comfortable.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We didn’t have a sign and people just sat wherever. It was fine. Unless you have an usher telling people where to go, people will just seat themselves.

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