(Closed) Seating when ceremony and reception are at the same place.

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

can they stand and watch you get married? and you have the table already set up?

Post # 4
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

if it’s pretty low-key, is it possible to have the chairs set up close to the ceremony area (so everyone can hear and see easily) and then move them to their positions around the tables for the reception? i know it may be a little awkward having people move the chairs after the ceremony, but with 30 people it shouldn’t take too much time. 

or as crane mentioned, they could stand if everyone can do that comfortably for the length of the ceremony (with perhaps a few seats for folks who would be more comfortable sitting).

Post # 6
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve been to a wedding where we sat at our reception tables and it worked out fine.  Though we were kinda having a hard time hearing it all, and that was inside.  I think maybe outdoors its even harder to hear.  So I’d still separate the ceremony from the reception if possible.  Its all family so if everyone has to sit close, shouldn’t be too much of a biggie.  As far as the food goes, are you going to have drinks available?  If so, I’d say to wait maybe a half hour before you begin serving food.  Let people mingle, say congrats and then serve them- just my opinion!  🙂

Post # 7
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah you can have the reception already set up and they can sit at the same tables. you wouldn’t have to move anything.

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