(Closed) How do I seat my parents?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think putting a few people between them (grandparents? FI’s parents?) is a good solution. Hopefully they’ll be able to put it aside for a couple hours for you. I know from DH’s parents what a tricky situation that was to negotiate….

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Which one of them do you think is more likely to be more sensitive about it? I think if you said “Mom/dad is sitting here, you are sitting here. XXXXX is going to be sitting between you. Is that enough elbow room or would you like a bit more space between you?” that would likely go over well.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

LOVE that gazebo!! I second seating grandparents in between them.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hey–I’m in columbia tonight and going to charleston in the morning!

Anyway–I think I would first remind my parents that they are adults and you expecting them to be happy and well-behaved at your wedding.  Presumably they were happily married at one time and the product of that happiness wants to have a nice day.

I wouldn’t necessarily seat them across from each other but at such an angle so that they can’t actually see each other’s faces very well.  If you put Fiance parents and all grandparents between them, that should probably do the trick.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@mandb122: ah totally sped (is that a word?) read through the part where you already said that. I’m a dork 🙂 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

since it’s the ceremony, couldn’t you just let them find their own seats? reserve a few seats for “bride’s/groom’s family” on each side. they can figure it out themselves. and it’s your wedding day! they should be able to suck it up for a few hours and act like adults.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Can you make your dad sit in the back? I know that sounds harsh but it seems like he’s the one with the problem. My mom did that with her dad for her wedding. My grandparents seperated like 6 months before her wedding after 30 years of marriage so there was some bad blood between them.

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