(Closed) Would you be annoyed sitting on a bench vs. a chair?!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think it would be fine, and no it would not annoy me.

Post # 5
9648 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

i think it would be nice looking 🙂 just usually it’s easier for people not to have to climb over the bench (possibility of kicking someone, especially if cramped) and people will otherwise have to keep getting up in the middle of eating to let others out, but go with what you feels right for your wedding 🙂

Post # 6
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011



I don’t think I’d be annoyed, but I wouldn’t like it, because of the reasons you listed. Short dress, trying to get in and out comfortably would be an issue, I’d probably feel trapped once I sat down. I prefer a chair, honestly. Have you checked out folding wood garden chairs in a dark wood finish? Still rustic, but easier for the ladies. Also, depending on your dress, you may have a hard time getting in and out yourself.

ETA, this is the type of chair I was referencing.



Post # 7
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think you should be okay. I mean, I would prefer a chair for the reasons you stated and also because not having a back rest for extended period of time can get uncomfortable but I wouldn’t be annoyed with it per say.

Post # 8
46407 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d be fine with it.

Post # 9
827 posts
Busy bee

I’d be uncomfortable.  I like having a back to my seat.  

Also, the old folks might have a hard time. 

Post # 11
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definitely agree about the back support. That’s what would make me uncomfortable.

Also, how long are these benches? How many people would fit on a bench?

Post # 12
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it would look really cute, but benches are really, really rough on my bad back!

Post # 13
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

My back starts to hurt without a backrest after like 20 minutes and I’m only 28!  Can’t imagine the older folks.  

Plus while I wouldn’t like climbing over it in a dress, I could handle it.  But how are the old ladies going to do that?

I think the look would be lovely but it wouldn’t be practical.  Go with a garden chair like a PP suggested.

Post # 14
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@wildcatjack:  I think it sounds great with your theme!  It’s very intimate, casual and fun. 

Post # 15
2273 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My only issue would be the climbing in and out esp after drinking, I am not the most stable person normally add booze and a bench to climb over and I may be the drunk on the floor… Ooops! I do think the rustic chair may be a betteroption.

That said thou I wouldn’t bitch or complain about it if I went to a wedding that had them… 

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