(Closed) Who should my parents sit with at the reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

There isn’t room for the parents at the head table?

Post # 4
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411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

What about with the groom’s parents?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would put them with other family members or their close friends. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i would let them sit with whoever they want. my parents chose to sit with family, and my inlaws sat with their friends.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had our parents sit together.  We filled the rest of the table with each of our last suviving grandma (which I know isn’t an option for you), my great uncle and his wife.

If they don’t want to sit with the new inlaws have them select some friends.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I think that if they can sit with your new in-laws that would be nice or choose their closest friends.  (Which could be the girlsfriends your mom grew up with and their spouses or the couples that they spend time with now to give you some ideas…)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The grooms parents or if they have any special super close family members. I have no siblings, but my cousins are like my brothers and sisters to me.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

This is just my experience, but my in-laws and my parents are very different people and although my family is always very polite to my in-laws, I know they don’t really like each other. For this reason, we let each of our parents “host” their own tables. My parents each hosted a table with their family and friends (my parents are divorced and in new relationships) and my in-laws had their own table with my husbands grandparents and their friends (my Father-In-Law is an only child too). This was nice for all of them because they got to visit with the people closest to them.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I put my parents with my husbands parents. 8 people could be at the table so it was.

 

Husbands parents

My parents

His grandparents

and them my mom chose her brother and really close friend (I callher an aunt) to sit with.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

His parents and my parents were at separatable tables and since my parents are divorced there were even more tables! My dad sat with his brothers and sister and their spouses and same with my mom. My husband’s parents sat with their friends even though they did have siblings at the wedding they didnt want to sit with them!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

what about FI’s relatives?  maybe the officiant or other close friends?

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