(Closed) Ceremony Seating Chart?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What do you do when someone comes in at the last minute whose seating arrangement is in the middle of a pew? Not everyone arrives to your ceremony at the same time, so I could see this being really complicated and slightly awkward if anyone were to be even ten seconds late. We had a few stragglers rushing in at the last minute right before I walked down the aisle, and I think it would have created some minor chaos had they been trying to figure out a seating chart…

Here’s an idea: Could you possibly have the first few pews roped off and labeled “For immediate family only”? If you have a certain family friend you want to sit up there, too, just let them know ahead of time that you consider them part of your immediate fam. We also had limited seating and this is what we did; it worked great.

Post # 4
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You could ribbon off the pews you want to save with a little sign that says Reserved for Closest Family or something to that effect. I would really avoid a seating chart if you can.

Post # 5
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Will ushers help? Have them count in the right number of people per row and ensure that the row is full. I also agree to set up a reserve section for immediate family. That should help. 

But this type of planning is really beyond me … I have people people seated in random chairs and blankets …



Post # 7
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think a seating chart would be weird and awkward. I definitely think reserved seating for family and ushers is all you need.

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