(Closed) Seating help needed

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
127 posts
Blushing bee

If your cousins are young children, definitely seat them with their parents. You don’t want them running around crazy at the reception!

If they are adults, maybe let them sit with the other cousins. It might be nice to visit with people your age who you don’t see often rather than sitting with your parents.

Post # 4
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with Allie, cousins if they are older by themselves, they would probabaly have more fun that way too!  If they are young you could consider a kids table, or a kids room if you have the space for it, with some activities etc for them.

Post # 5
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m having a kids table with cousins from age 8-19…My cousins should be fine at that age on their own.

I think if they’re very young, I guess they’d need to be with their parents, but otherwise keep the [older] kids together!

Post # 6
2640 posts
Sugar bee

I think it totally depends on family dynamics.  If the cousins areold enough and enjoy each other’s company, seat them that way.  if they don’t know each other well, don’t get along, or are just too introverted with each other, seat them with their parents.


Post # 7
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

i have been to weddings where all the teenagers were seperate from their parents at a "teenage table" and they hated it. My siblings left a wedding 3 hours early- they even skipped cake because they hated being seated with the brides random cousins who they didn’t know who were all about 3 years younger. Just make sure you keep people with at least some people they know.

Post # 8
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

At our wedding the families will be seated with each other. It has always been done that way in my family and it is better that way so that I am not forcing people to sit with others that they don’t really know. The families actually like it to be together so that is what we will do.

Post # 9
997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

I don’t think there’s a hard and fast rule, so if the cousins are old enough and get along well with each other, a separate table for them might be fun!  I’ve been to weddings (as a cousin) where I’ve sat with my cousins or with my parents and it’s fine either way.

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