(Closed) No Bride/Groom Side for Ceremony?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We plan on letting people sit wherever they want. We’re not having ushers, but maybe I’ll have the groomsmen let people know they can choose their own seat, if people look confused.

Post # 4
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Maybe you could have the usher tell them to sit where they like? someone a few days ago was posting about this and was going to make a sign that said something like “dont pick a side, pick a seat” but it was way more creative than that.

Post # 5
744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are having the same issue: i have a huuuuuge family and his is very small, and few of them are likely to attend. Basically, everybody will sit wherever they want.

Post # 6
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@blondie_bride: we’re having the same issue with the not so many guests on his side attending, and we are actually using an idea brought up by a bee (can’t remember which one! ahhh!) and using a recycled window from an old farm house, and displaying it on an easle. it will read “don’t choose a side, pick a seat. we’re all about unity here.” or if you’re having ushers, they can also tell people your wishes as well. 😀 hope it helps.

Post # 8
29 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

@iheartnerds: I like your idea, we wont have ushers too and I was trying to figure out how to handle that.

Post # 9
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

In our case it’s the opposite, I won’t have too many ppl from my family come (long story) so we are having our Groomsmen tell people they can sit where they want. I’m reserving the first 2 rows for my girls and my parents only.

Post # 10
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yeah I am not having a bride/groom side. It is two families coming together so everybody can sit where they please.

Post # 11
539 posts
Busy bee

@blondie_bride: We had ushers, but told them to just lead them to first available pew, or let them sit where ever, we didn’t have specific sides, espec since my family is bigger

Post # 12
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@blondie_bride: we told our ushers to let everyone sit where they pleased. The first two rows on each side were reserved for family and that was it. When i look at the pictures though it seems everyone just divided them selves to a bride and groom side anyways…i think people are just used to it.

One of the brides on the bees though made a little picture that said something along the lines that we are all family and friends so sit where ever you please….it was cute

Post # 13
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are just going to have everyone sit whever they want. Its been like 10 years since I’ve been to a wedding that had a bride/groom side. Just have your ushers tell people to sit where they like

Post # 14
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We didn’t have ushers because we just let everyone sit wherever they wanted. It worked out just fine.

Post # 15
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We didn’t have specific sides, we had the usher take people to the first available pew.  🙂

Post # 16
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

For my first wedding, we had two issues with bride/groom side.  First, the bride and groom sides are reversed in a Jewish ceremony.  So his Jewish relatives and my nonJewish ones could easily have ended up all on the same side.  Second, I had about 10 people there and he had about 70, so the sides would have been very unbalanced.  We just had the ushers seat people to the first available pew.

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