Post # 1
I think the title explains it all! 🙂 I want to make it clear to my guests not sit on a certain side during the ceremony; but I’m fairly adverse to anything that is rampant on Pinterest. I’m not sure what it should say instead? I would prefer something that didn’t rhyme…but if it’s funny I’d be cool with it. Fiance and are super laid back, and honestly I’ve been letting my coordinator do most of the wedding decor; I’m so far away from crafty and creative that it’s scary.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Besides just “sit wherever.”
Post # 4
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
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
Since I’m also averse up twee rhymes I would go with “sit wherever your heart desires”
Post # 7
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
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
- 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 # 10
julies1949: Wow! So many great ideas! Thanks!
Post # 11
Brielle: I think our sides will be evenly matched; but we have a lot of mutual friends as well. And usually per tradition you sit on either the brides or the grooms side, but if half the people there are for both of us, then it gets weird on what side they sit on. But yes, I think the majority of the time its so people look even in pictures. This really bothers me when I see it in photos. I know ultimately it doesn’t matter, but there is something calming to me about a symmetrical photo! 🙂
Post # 12
“Have a seat wherever you choose. We’re all family here.”
” If you’re looking for directions on where to sit, follow your heart”
Post # 13
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
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.
Post # 15
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.