(Closed) Please remain seated… Huh?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Perhaps it is part of her religious faith/tradition? Maybe it had to do with her photography, not wanting to have standing guests blocking certain views of the venue? Perhaps she does not like attention being drawn to herself — or, conversely — maybe she wanted the EXTRA attention that having everyone else seated may give her? There really could be any number of reasons behind her request. 

Post # 4
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@morgyporgy:  Maybe so the photographer could get better photographs of her?

Post # 5
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe to make it easier for everyone, not only the photographer, to see her.  Everyone standing does make it harder to see the bride walking down the aisle.

Post # 6
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Just because it’s normal tradition to stand doesn’t mean everyone wants that to be in their wedding. Maybe it was for a different dramatic effect or any of the other reasons PPs listed. I know when I stand, I’m usually in the middle of the seats, so I miss a good portion of the bride walking. I’d like to be able to sit and take it all in!

Post # 8
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Maybe she has guests who can’t stand and she didn’t want their view blocked? From my personal standpoint, the closest I got to crying at our wedding was walking in–it was a little overwhelming to see everyone there, and maybe it would have been easier to deal with if people didn’t stand up.

Whatever the reason, it’s not a requirement that everyone stand. If you’d like to have everyone stand, do it. No judging either way.

Post # 10
3587 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve seen this plenty of times. Some people just don’t want to do it.

Everyone doesn’t follow “traditions”.

Post # 12
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Also how was the church/venue set up?  I know that my mom has said before that the bad thing about the church that she walked in was that it had two main aisles.  She came in the left aisle, but my dad was standing in the center of the church by the alter.  So when everyone stood she couldn’t see my dad and he couldn’t see her.  I definitely think that would stink, and if our church was set up that way I’d definitely ask everyone to stay seated.

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