(Closed) My FI’s groomsmen will be all MY friends……need encouragement

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This reminds me of that movie “I Love You, Man”…funny movie, I’d say rent it if you have the chance! (Caution: it’s a little bit raunchy)

FWIW, I wouldn’t worry about doing separate bride and groom sides of the church. Just have the ushers seat people on both sides without worrying if they are there for the bride or the groom. Really, they’re all there for both of you, aren’t they?

Post # 6
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d say forgo the split sides of the church, and just use it as another way to symbolize to families joining.

As for the groomsmen situation, maybe keep the ones that he has now and not give them much responsibility. Or, if he does have friends that he’s close to but that are deployed or unable to be there, keep them listed in the program and either have their spots open or  just have the girls/the remaining groomsman walk down the aisle and then be seated for most of the ceremony. This way his close friends get recognition and he doesn’t need to feel bad that he’s got less people up there on his side. 

Post # 7
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

For us, it’s the opposite. I moved here from Europe a while ago, and most friends I made here are from my country and have gone back or moved elsewhere by now. My Maid/Matron of Honor is coming back here for the wedding, but my bridesmaids are FH’s friends. Most guests are also from FH’s side. We will just have the ushers distribute them evenly, i.e. no “bride’s side, groom’s side”.  As for my bridesmaids, they are wonderful ladies and I got to know them better through all the wedding stuff. It really worked out for us. Maybe your Fiance will make new friends in the process, too?

Post # 8
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If worried about his side being skimpy, I would seat guests on both sides unless they request the “brides side” or “grooms side”.  Most people really don’t care.  They are there to celelbrate for the couple.

Post # 9
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

some more DIY's...I got so much inspiration from weddingbee! :  wedding Seating

No ushers or explanation needed 🙂 I saw this picture floating around the Bee….no need for sides!

Post # 10
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re doing “sit anywhere” also and for the same reason…I have a lot of family coming…his family has to drive 16 hours or fly and gas price is CRAZY!!!

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