(Closed) No Seating at ceremony

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 61
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976 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’ve been to more unseated ceremonies than seated this year and it was fine. Just make sure your guests wear the right shoes.

Post # 62
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Newbee

This is risky. Im not old, I’m healthy but having to stand still for periods of time leaves me faint but you wouldnt know it if you knew me. I recently went to my cousins wedding where it was standing only and i ended up having to sit on the grass while everyone stood as i would have fainted or vomited otherwise, either way it was embarrassing and took attention from the Bride and groom and its what i remember about attending their beautiful wesding

 

Just an example how it might impact a guest

Post # 63
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Bumble bee

Pretty much the only thing I remember from the only non-seated wedding I’ve been to five years ago was the fact that there were no seats and my heels were sinking into the grass, and how annoying it was. Don’t do it!

Post # 64
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Sugar bee

“Please have a seat” says a good hostess… There is no reason good enough to deny comfort to guests.  

Post # 65
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534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

I have an invisible disability, an old nerve injury from a car accident years ago. I am young, fit, and healthy, but some days the injury flares up and I would be literally incapable of standing for 45 minutes to watch a ceremony. You wouldn’t know it by looking at me. If I got to a wedding where this was the case, honest to god I’d probably just wait in the car until it was over and join the reception. For the sake of all of your guests, please have proper seating. It’s not just old people who need it.

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: USA

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jellybellynelly :  Lmao your poem is amazing.

But I do agree with PPs on this thread- OP, I think you definitely need to figure out seating for everyone. Anything less is just confusing and irritating for your guests- not what the vibe should be on your wedding day.

Post # 67
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Bee Keeper

Why in the world would anyone think it’s ok to have no seating during a ceremony (or reception)? Boggles the mind, but I guess it’s part of the new “who cares about your guests, it’s all about the bride” trend.

Post # 68
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Honey Beekeeper

I would add that the only thing worse than providing no seats is a cutesy sign telling people you will be providing no seats. 

Post # 69
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I just had to miss a wedding because it had no seating for the ceremony and I can’t stand up for that long because I’m having complications with my pregnancy. They said the ceremony would be short, but like many other people said, you need to account for people being at least 30 minutes early, if not more.

Post # 71
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

 

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missy1jack :  5 pages of people saying “please don’t do this, it won’t go well” and you identify the one person who didn’t get complaints to their face about it as inspiration?

Sigh.

It’s important to have a wedding that makes the bride and groom happy. But, if all guests remember for the coming years is “And then I had to stand on a riverbank for an hour, then set up our own chairs at the reception!” then I promise you, it will be less worth it than you think.

Post # 72
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Could you maybe have picnic blankets on the ground and turn it into a cute-summer-picnic-by-the-river sort of situation? Not ideal but better than nothing I would think! I always wear high heels, being 5ft nothing, so a standing ceremony would definitely kill me off! 

Post # 73
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Sugar bee

I’m appalled that anyone would invite their guests to their wedding only to have them stand for the ceremony. That is awful, and as a guest, I’d be insulted. I’d probably leave, if it was a close family member I might stay, but I’d rethink a gift. Seriously, that’s how awful this is. 

Post # 75
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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missy1jack :  You need seats!!! what is your photographer going to do? take photos of everyone standing up at you’re ceremony?? Hire a chair company and let them do this for you , I wouldn’t be thrilled to stand especially if i was wearing heels. Please rethink and be considerate of your guests.

 

just saw your update! so glad you are going to have chairs! 

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