(Closed) Reserving ceremony seats for parents/grandparents who walk down the aisle?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Did or are you going to mark reserved seats for your parents/grandparents/guests of honor?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    64 %
    No : (5 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 2
    47187 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    missoptimism:  I think that most people know the front row is reserved for immediate family, but many weddings require more than one row reserved. If the parents are divorced, often the Mom is seated in the first row with family of her choice, and Dad is in the second row. If the bride or groom has older siblinhs who are married and have children, it is highly likely they will need 2 or 3 rows reserved.

    You can place a tent card on the pew or place a sign on the aisle end of the pew.

    Your ushers should be aware of who is to be seated in these reserved rows so Great Aunt twice removed  doesn’t convince them she is family.

    Post # 3
    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    I don’t know that I’ve ever seen the first row specifically marked as for immediate family. Generally when the ushers/groomsman seat people they leave the first row empty.

    Post # 4
    7556 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I think everyone knows that the first row is for immediate family. I’ve never seen anyone else sit there. 

    Post # 5
    6445 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I agree that this is what ushers are typically for.

    Post # 7
    8835 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    missoptimism:  If you’re using cards or signs, I reccommend “Reserved” rather than “Family”. Family is vague and exclusionary. Reserved is less of a judgement call. You’re not saying “you can’t sit here because we don’t consider you family”, you’re just saying “someone else is sitting here.”

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