(Closed) Reserving chairs in the first couple of rows

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
527 posts
Busy bee

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
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
15963 posts
Honey Beekeeper

“Reserved” signs or bows in your wedding colors would look great.

Post # 9
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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!


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