Having bridesmaids/groomsmen sit?

posted 3 months ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

I’ve been a bridesmaid where we sat for part of the time and was grateful for it, especially in heels through a long service. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - City, State

I’ve been a bridesmaid twice where we sat and I always thought it was sooo much better! You still walk down the aisle and whatnot so I don’t see how feelings could be hurt 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

In the UK, everyone except the bride and groom sit down during the ceremony. Every time I’ve been a bridesmaid, I’ve been grateful for the chance to sit down for a while! I doubt people will be offended if you explain it to them beforehand.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

My bridesmaids sat, and that’s how I’ve always seen it done (in the UK at least). It seems kinder on your ladies to let them rest their feet when in heels, and meant they could also enjoy the ceremony!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

We are just having a Maid of Honour and Best Man and both of them will be seated during the ceremony.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2020 - Round Rock, TX

for those who have done this, does the bridal party walk down the aisle and then immediately sit? or do they stand up for a little while and then sit at a specific time? i’m wanting my wedding party to sit as well, I’m just not sure about the specifics!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

futureslindy :  Ours will be walking down the aisle and immediately sitting at the front.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

futureslindy :  For one of them we were up at the front until the bride and groom were settled and moved to the pew when the minister directed the guests/congregation to be seated. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Honestly I don’t know anyone who actually *wants* to stand up there when they’re in a wedding. I definitely wouldn’t worry about anyone being upset about getting to sit! 

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