Post # 1
My Fiance and I are getting in the chapel on our college campus! We are really excited about this BUT the set up of the pews is a bit wonky. There are two aisles instead of one center aisle. The center section of pews is quite wide while the sides are smaller (Maybe sitting 5 -6 people?).
I’m thinking of putting a sign near the entrance telling people to sit where they want rather than having a bride’s side and groom’s side.
Has anyone done this? Any clever sayings to convey this message?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
Thanks for the ideas, everyone! It sounds like sitting anywhere is a go 🙂
Post # 10
I’ve seen “Two families are becoming one. Don’t choose a side, just choose a seat!”
Post # 13
I like something along the lines of what @Mars62312:
Post # 14
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
Thanks…this just helped me also as we plan to have an open seating plan too! Love the ideas 🙂