(Closed) oh brother…table assignments

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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1650 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

The options he suggested probably wouldn’t be as awkward as you think if he specifically requested them…unless for some reason you think it would be awkward for the other guests.  But you should try to seat people where they will be comfortable and around people with similar interests and topics of conversation.  Personally (I’m 27), I would probably not feel fantastic being seated at a table of people under the age of 19 or 20, even if they were my cousins.  I have cousins under and over the age of 20, and I’m can relate much better to those who are closer to my own age.

I’d say if possible, sit your brother at a table of his peers – your FI’s friends’ table would be fine, as long as they’ll be okay with it.  And I’m not saying you should rearrange your entire seating plan, but consider that the 28 year-old cousin may also not be thrilled about having to make conversation with the 13 year-old all throughout dinner.  Depends on their relationship I guess. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@GreenGables: Yes I totally agree with what you said.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

@ahavah: Is it at all possible to sit them with their parents?  I don’t think there’s any problem seating family units together – in fact when I’ve gone to weddings of cousins or second cousins, I’ve generally been seated with my parents and siblings at a table with one of my parents’ siblings and their family…

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