(Closed) Weird Ceremony Seating Question

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not a seating expert, but I’d probably seat them like this: Fiance father, Fiance mother, son, Fiance stepfather

Post # 4
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11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh and according to martha stewart:  “Divorced parents may sit together in the front row. If they are remarried or not on good terms, the father and his wife should sit in the third or fourth row”

So, I guess if they can’t all be int he front row the mom and her husband and kid should be in front and the dad should be moved.

Post # 5
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Agree with MrsWBS:  —> THIS

MOG and MOB sit in the front pews no matter what.

In your situation, the person of Honour is ALWAYS the Mother (be it MOB or MOG) not the Dad… and they are the last people to be seated… MOG first, then MOB, before the Processional

Hope this helps,

 

 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would do Fiance mother, Fiance stepbrother, Fiance stepfather, Fiance father all in the same row.

If this doesn’t work for FI’s father, I would put him in the second row.

Post # 8
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11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@julies1949:  This.

We don’t have a traditional seating arrangement (just four rows with no aisle), but I really don’t want my mother sitting in the front row. She is NOT a person of honor or involved in the wedding in any fashion except to show up. We might have reserved seating in the front row, but none of the families are involved in the ceremony or will be seated specially from the other guests.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

First row: MOG, step son, stepfather

Second row is considered the “buffer row” between the divorced parents.

Third row: FOG, his wife/SO whatever.

Post # 10
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9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Sevyn:  I agree with the suggestion of Fiance Father, Fiance Mother, Child, then Fiance Stepfather.  This is how I seated my parents with the addition of my stepmother on the opposite side of my father.  I didn’t have any issues with sitting near each other during the ceremony but I did hear about drama occurring between the parents/stepparents because I sat them at the same table together at the reception.

Post # 11
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1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsWBS:  +1

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