Post # 1
So the ceremony venue I booked now instituted a policy whereby I can’t bring chairs. I have a month until I am supposed to get married, and there is really nowhere else I can move the ceremony to. My grandparents are in their 90s / late 80s, groom’s parents are in their 70s, and mine in my 60s. Not to mention I wouldn’t invite people to an event where they have to stand. My ceremony is planned to be short anyway, like 20 minnutes. Should I just forget about having a ceremony (and do a civil wedding beforehand) and continue with the reception I had planned?
Post # 3
You could do a ceremony with everyone seated at their reception table. It’s not ideal, but it would cut down on coordination and everyone would be able to see you get married.
Post # 4
did you sign a contract for the ceremony venue? they can’t adjust policies for existing contracts, thats the whole point of having them, ask them if they have any suggestions as to what to do, make sure you inform them that by neglecting to cater to the elder people (not letting you have chairs) they risk the chance of having a lawsuit if per-say some one unfortunately fainted from fatigue ( god forbid this from hapening!!) you may just manipulate them into realizing they are at risk and then you can have chairs! I want to know what you end up doing, keep us posted!
Post # 5
If it was in your contract then they have to allow you chairs, policy change or no change. If not, then there is nothing wrong with getting married at the reception venue. David Tutera just did a wedding were the guests were searet at their receptions seats and it was just as beautiful.
Post # 6
Yea I agree w/ PP – if you signed a contract, you signed it thinking that you were going to be able to bring in chairs. They can’t retroactively decide that chairs can’t be used. They should let you use chairs or refund you your cost.
Post # 7
We actually considered getting married at our reception venue specifically because people could sit at their seats and not have to worry about going to another place… If you have a contract they cannot change it however – good luck
Post # 8
@lovesupreme: Did your venue provide a reason as to why chairs are now prohibited?