Post # 1
Anybody not having a traditional bridal party? The more I think about it, I have come to the conclusion that I really dont like how it is with the whole bridal party and groomsmen standing up there while the bride/groom are getting married. Would it be totally nuts to still have the bridal party, Maid/Matron of Honor etc, but have them sit with everyone else?? Like, walk down the isle with their flowers, but not stand up at the ‘alter?’ I don’t think I’ve seen this done before but I’m curious…. 🙂
Post # 3
We are only having a maid of honor (my bf) and a best man (his brother). My sister will however be the one making the speech during the reception. I have gone back and forth on my decision since its usually the moh who makes the speech, but that’s what works for us. I say, its your wedding so do whatever makes you happy, as long as it doesn’t inconvenience your guests. I am sure that your bridal party would prefer sitting down anyway. The only thing is that you may want your moh up with you to adjust your train and such, and I believe that you need two witnesses to sign the marriage certificate. Other than for practical reasons, do whatever works for you and your bridal party.
Post # 4
If that is what you want, do it! I certainly have never seen it before and I am not sure how it would come off but if it is something you think you would like, who cares what others think? It’s your wedding! I had a friend of mine who has a… well, she called it her “hippy wedding”. I don’t know how else to describe it so I will just use her discription! lol. She had her Bridal Party sit on oversized pillows beside the “alter” while they and their minister stood. It looked… different, but it worked for their wedding and certainly for them!
Post # 5
@MissTX: when my best friend got married everyone sat in the first pew except for the Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man.
those two sat next to the bride and groom.
i was Maid/Matron of Honor so i sat next to her. i took her flowers and put them on a table. i fluffed out her dress when she stood up to do vows, etc. so the pics would look pretty :).
i think it’s fine to have them sit w/everyone else, but if you need someone to do the above, your moh should sit w/you.