(Closed) Asking people to remain seated

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

@ummsgna:  Could your priest/officiant say “please stay seated for the entrance of the bride”

Post # 4
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would just get your officiant to state at the start “we would kindly ask you to refrain from standing during the recessional to allow all guests the chance to see the bride 

Post # 5
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Usually it’s the officiant that asks people to stand as the bride enters, so rather than having him ask everyone to stand, just have him ask everyone to stay seated 🙂

At my wedding, everyone stood, but we had only about 4 seats in each row on either side of the aisle, and there was enough room that everyone could turn around completely to face me and watch. It also worked pretty well.

Post # 6
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Just ask the officiant to say something to the guests.  Even if you write something in the programs, most people won’t notice the note.

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