(Closed) Wedding party sitting during ceremony?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1248 posts
Bumble bee

I was in my cousins wedding in September and we sat down during the ceremony. We are Catholic and it was really nice to not have to stand in heels for over an hour! The only thing I didn’t like however was that the brides parents and my aunt and uncle were in the 2nd row of pews behind us. I would want my parents to sit in the first row if it were me. So yea, it is nice and because your parents will be up there with you anyways, I’d say do it. Your bridal party will be very thankful!

Post # 4
3274 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I honestly didn’t realise that in the US everyone stands for the whole thing.  In the UK it’s definitely the norm for everyone to sit down.  Including the couple in religious ceremonies *edit* obviously not for the whole thing, just the sermon and readings and so on.

Post # 5
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

This summer at one of my best friend’s wedding I was in the bridal party and Fiance was the best man. It was a larger bridal party so the Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man stood with the couple and the rest of us sat during the ceremony. I was wearing stupidly tall heels so I was QUITE grateful that we sat! I think it’s a good idea for larger wedding parties. (I have seven bridesmaids so I am considering that too!). 🙂

Post # 6
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I recently went to a ceremony “in the round” where the guests made up three quarters of the circle (picture three pie pieces). Then, the bridal party sat along the other side, completing the circle. It was great!

Post # 7
496 posts
Helper bee

Yeah I’ve been to plenty of weddings where the bridal party sat, and the bride and groom even sit for part of it. I haven’t seen them take up the pews though, usually they get their own seats just off to the sides.

Post # 8
80 posts
Worker bee

As a Catholic, I’ve been to many Catholic weddings, and due to the length of our ceremonys sitting is basically a comfort requirement!  

Post # 9
5166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My bridesmaids and groomsmen sat during the ceremony. My husband and I sat for some portions too. I’m not a big fan of continuous standing during weddings.

Post # 11
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - The Old Field Club

We did it at my cousin’s wedding a year ago- it was a secular ceremony so it wasn’t too long, but it was still nice to be able to sit!

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