Post # 1
I am doing a very small private Destination Wedding. 10 invited guests, with an open chair where my mother would have been seated. One groomsman, one Maid/Matron of Honor, and one Bridesmaid or Best Man.
I have a few questions. His family those who will be seated will be his mom, his two sons and their wives, 5 total. My family who will be seated will be my father, my son, and an open seat for my mom, 3 total.
How would you seat a small guest list and make the family in attendance not be imbalanced?? Also should I do some kind of runner since it will be outside?? I need some inspiration bee’s. Please help!!
Post # 3
Because your wedding is so intimate, I suggest arranging the guests’ seats in a circle with an opening to walk through. The circle will be closed as that’s where you will stand with the officiant. Does that make sense?
Post # 4
Maybe instead of having guests sit on the side of who they are related to, you could do one of those “take a seat, not a side” boards, so that people will fill the chairs evenly.
I recommend you do not have an aisle runner, at least not a traditional one. Aisle runners usually end up looking sloppy and out of place outside, and they can take away from how nice everything else looks. They accentuate a bride’s wobbling feet, and they twist, turn, and wrinkle easily, which does not look good in pictures.
I recommend lining the sides of the aisle with flowers or little lanterns. You could attach flower balls or ribbon wrapped flowers to the chairs. These types of decorations accentuate and decorate the aisle without being sloppy and inelegant. You don’t need to have all of those decorations. Even one of those decorations would look nice. You can Google “flower aisle decor” to see what I’m talking about and to get ideas.
Post # 5
@MrsBonJovi: This is a good idea. I’ve seen it done a few times; it looked pretty good.
OP, if you don’t know what this seating arrangement looks like, Google “wedding ceremony circle” for pictures.
Post # 6
You could arrange the chairs in a half circle, like the inner row in this pic. You could enter from the left and the groom from the right. This way there is no bride’s side, or groom’s side. Do keep in mind though, that uneven sides don’t really matter.
Post # 7
I like the ceremony circle idea. I am googling this as soon as I am done here. I agree that aisle runner may be kind of sloppy. I want something nice, but not to OTT, I don’t want the decor to clash with the intimate ceremony. Thanks ladies!
Post # 8
@julies1949: I love this idea!! Thanks!!