(Closed) Seating my parents and FIL's

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
773 posts
Busy bee

We aren’t doing a dinner reception anymore, but when we were planning on it, I was going to have both sets of parents and THEIR parents at a table together.


Post # 4
3968 posts
Honey bee

@phillybride61513:  I’ve rarely seen combined tables.

Usually they are at their own tables, on opposite sides of the head table.  (Bride’s family closest to where she’s sitting – groom’s family closest to where he is sitting.)

Post # 5
3631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ours were at tables with the rest of that side of the family..

Post # 6
741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@phillybride61513:  Hey date twin! My fiance’s parents are in the middle separating so they aren’t even going to be at the same table as each other, I’m just going to seat them with their families and parents. I would have seated his parents at a different table from mine though anyway, because I know my grandma and aunt and uncle and his wife and child would want to all sit together and everyone can’t sit at the same table, so I would have had to split them up. I guess I would try to sit them with their own famlies, unless it’s a really small wedding and it’s just them.

Post # 8
3358 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we let all of our parents “host” their own tables, (DH’s parents are divorced so they each got their own table)  We then asked our parents who they wanted at their table.  The tables where on either side of our table.

Post # 9
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@phillybride61513:  Because we have a small bridal party, my sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor and my step-son is FI’s best man, we will have a large head table to seat bride, groom, bridal party, both sets of parents and siblings. We will be smack center of the reception venue. I like the idea of having good conversation on a grand table. 🙂

Post # 10
2623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Now they are different tables that are close to each other. I put mainly my aunts and uncles from out of state whom my parents don’t see that much. Then we put Fi grandparents, brother and his so, Sis and husband, at his parents table.

Post # 11
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ours will be on separate sides seated with their families, ie my parents with my gandparents and siblings. Im sure they wouldn’t mind be seated together but probably prefer close relatives to chat with, etc

Post # 12
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am also sitting the parents at separate tables. I will have my parents on one side next to the table of BM’s and their dates. And his parents directly across the dance floor on the other side next to the Groomsmen and their dates. BUT you can definitely sit them together especially if they get along, why not. For me, my parents wanted to sit with my grandparents, aunts, and uncles and that fills up a table so we couldn’t combine. 

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