- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
We are getting ready to rent chairs for our outdoor ceremony and trying to figure out how many to get. So we thought if there are going to be say 100 guests we need 100 chairs. But I realized that the front row is usually reserved for immediate family. Most of my relatives are overseas and will not make it, and my sisters are my bridesmaids, so that leaves only my parents sitting in the front row.
So my fiance and I figured we have these options:
A. Only put two chairs in the front row bride’s side. I think this would look weird.
B. Have same number of chairs in front row as other rows but only two would be filled by my parents. The fiance thinks empty chairs would look bad and we’d waste money renting chairs that wouldn’t be used.
C. Have same number of chairs in front row but tell our friends to sit there and fill them up. I feel this isn’t really appropriate.
D. Have same number of chairs in front row and fill the seats with relatives from my fiance’s family. So it really wouldn’t be a bride’s side and groom’s side but at least it’s close relatives.
I feel right now D is the best option. There will only be about 100 guests so I’m not too hung up on formality and having a bride’s side and groom’s side, and again we’d rather not waste money renting extra chairs just to fill space, but I do feel that people might feel uncomfortable sitting in the front row if they’re not family and I don’t want to force them to sit them by not providing enough seating.
What are your thoughts? Other solutions? Thanks all!