(Closed) I think I made a mistake…

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

If space is limited, you can reserve the first few rows for your wedding party… they can walk up with you, and then sit down in the seats.  If you’d like, you can still have your best man and moh stand up there with you?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Hmm…. What about reseving the front row for bridesmaids and groomsmen? You could have your Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man stay standing with you and your Fiance, but once the ceremony begins have the other Bridesmaids and Groomsmen sit down.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Ha! mrBee and I had the same thought at the same time!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

mrbee took the words from my … keyboard?  ha.

In a lot of church weddings they will only have the bride, groom, best man, and Maid/Matron of Honor stand up front. Becuase it often does look clustered/busy. I say the first row should be your bridesmaids and parents and then his side shoudl be groomsmen and his parents (if they can fit) 

Not a mistake, just a speed bump on the way to your perfect day!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

What a great problem to have!  You will be surrounded with those that mean the most to you!  I would say, tradition under the Chuppah would say that your parents could hold the poles (one in each corner) to represent the foundation of the family you will be creating.  You could have your maid of honor and best man under the Chuppah with the officiants.  Then I would have the first few rows reserved for the remainder of the party. 

I also have a Chuppah and a small space to work with.  I am having our parents sit at the 4 corners and then placing seating on the "stage" as well but the chairs will face the Chuppah and not the "audiance" so that the bridal/groom parties have the "best seats in the house". I am also having my florist design my Chuppa using a smaller piece of fabric for the top to make more room all around. 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If not having them seated (which is a great option! not to mention I am in a Catholic wedding and my friend has already told us we will be doing a significant amount of sitting in the front pew), could they stand on the side of the church? This way they aren’t too front and center, but still get to stand?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Have them sit in the front rows, and it will just be you and fiance up at the alter. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mr. Bee said exactly what I was going to say.  On my wedding day our bridal party sat in the front pews of our church and only the Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man stood next to us.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We actually had the same issues, we had 9 on each side, 3 flower girls, a ring bearer and 4 Chuppah holders. We just sat the bridal party (minus the best man and maid of honor) in the first row of the church… and then the parents and BM/MH stood under the Chuppah! it worked out really well

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

You could have everybody sit down? Honestly, I would just stick with best men and Maid and Matron of honor stand. I udnerstand not wanting to hurt anybody’s feelings, but if you keep it in terms on the amount of space you have to work with, they can’t really fault you for  it.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t think anyone would be upset about sitting down. Personally, I’d love to get to have a seat! Plus they’ll still have all the honors of significant outfits and being in the pictures. Unless you’ve got some irrationally emotional people you should be fine 🙂

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