Post # 1
Pretty please, can I pick your all’s brains on this? I want to do something to the first couple rows of chairs on each side to denote our family members (moms, dads, siblings, etc). Our families aren’t the people that would dig the “Mother/Father of the Groom/Bride” label on their chair. Does anyone have any ideas of bows or some other decor to put on the back of a folding chair to make the first two rows distinct?
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Often at weddings, I have see a “reserved” sign hung on the ends of the first two aisles. Also, people generally know those rows are for the families.
Post # 4
I personally wouldn’t put anything. Just let the usher know who can be seated in those rows as well as letting the people who belong there know they get priority seating. Then everyone will end up where they belong.
Post # 5
I like the idea of putting a reserved sign b/c I feel like people might not know if you put something that doesn’t state that.
We didn’t reserve rows at our wedding b/c parents stood up with us at the chuppah and my grandma was seated early. People still didn’t go in the first row (I think they didn’t know that our parents wouldn’t be sitting).
Post # 6
I’d let the ushers know exactly who to seat there and also hang a small “reserved” sign at the end of each row. You can find some small and cute signs to match your decor. Once people have been seated, have the usher remove the sign if you’d like.
They may not like being singled out as who they are (grandma, aunt, whatever) but I think that most people get a small thrill out of sitting in the “reserved” section!
Post # 7
We’ll have silver bows on the pews reserved for family, and berry colored bows for pews that are open to everyone. The Ushers will know where to seat people.
Post # 8
“Reserved” signs or bows in your wedding colors would look great.
Post # 9
We’re doing reserved signs and letting the ushers know who gets to sit there. I have a large family that requires me to reserve 7 rows, so I want to make sure the other guests know that the first 7 rows are for family. I just finished making my reserved signs too!
Post # 10
@ILuvDance17 I like your sign. Mind if I borrow? I can see it hanging from a brown ribbon on the back of the chair.
Thank you all for the comments.