(Closed) Choose your own seating (At the ceremony)?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m all for open seating at our wedding. Only the first row or two will be reserved for family/special guests.

My FH is allowing me to get married closer to home and won’t have very many guests present and I don’t want him to feel like “dang, they’re all on her side”.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Im also having that as well. I think everyone should be sittign next to who ever they want.. lol I really dont care- Just as long as they come.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are doing open seating, as well.  Are you having ushers?  If so, perhaps just have them greet the guests and tell them to sit anywhere they like. I have been to several weddings where an usher greeted me, handed me a program, and motioned towards the seating area while telling me to sit wherever I want.  I like that a lot, as it feels sort of like one big cohesive family rather than everyone separated by relation to the bride/groom.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Maybe have a cute sign something along the lines of – like the marriage of bride and groom, we want our guests to be one giant family – please feel free to have a seat where-ever you like.

But I do agree that the first row or two for parents/grandparents/siblings since they are the most important ones!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we did this.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve seen “Two families are becoming one.  Don’t choose a side, just choose a seat!”

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

ooh I love those ideas!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

I like something along the lines of what @Mars62312: suggested.  Cute!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I love that idea! I didn’t even think of having everyone sit where ever they want, excluding the first 2 rows for immediate family, etc. I’m definitely going to do this at our wedding, put some cute little sign up with a cute saying.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Thanks…this just helped me also as we plan to have an open seating plan too!  Love the ideas 🙂

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