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#1 Davematthews16

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    Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:11 AM

    We are having a small wedding of about 22 ppl. (Close family and friends) For those of you with a smaller wedding, how did you "seat your guests"? Were they escorted by an usher, or did they just sort of sit down? Thanks :)

    #2 tvt

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      Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:21 AM

      We have 43 people booked and we're doing a seat your self kind of ceremony. Also, 90% of the wedding is from my side, so it might look kinda funny if we sat people the traditional way.

      IMO seating yourself is totally ok, and probably preferred by a lot of people.

      #3 NewOrleansbride

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        Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:37 AM

        I had not even thought about this, but I think a "seat yourself" is appropriate. If you are doing a welcome letter maybe it coule be mentioned in there - or would that be tacky?

        #4 townie princess

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          Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:14 AM

          My FI was part of a wedding last summer that had approx. 150 people invited. The wedding party (to me) was huge, 6 people on each side.

          I'd say about 60 people showed up for the ceremony. There were no ushers, but people were smart enough to sit wherever except the first row for the parents.

          I'm sure the people will figure it out. Hopefully you won't have any uninvited "guests" at your wedding, seated or not!

          #5 EricaG

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            Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:17 AM

            We will just have a seat yourself as well. We went to a wedding in Cuba a couple years ago and all the seats were in one spot, and the bride and wedding party came down beside the sitting area. This too was a seat yourself.
            I don't really see that it is a big deal, since a DW isn't a traditional wedding to start with really.
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            #6 rodent


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              Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:06 AM

              we had a wedding the same size. people seated themselves. I told our parents to take the front row. I'm sure everyone would have known to leave it open for them. I also spread the word that people could sit anywhere. it did end up with the traditional seating of his family on the right & mine on the left. But, then friends were mixed on both sides. We had an equal number of family members, but more of my friends came. I think there were only a few extra seats so it had to be balanced on both sides. I prefer it that way.

              Oh, I just realized why there were 2 extra seats. I counted our photographers as guests for the dinner so they gave them a seat at the ceremony.

              #7 ashrose

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                Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:13 AM

                I think seat yourself is fine. I went to a wedding earlier this year and there were about 100 people and the best man stood at the back of the room to welcome folks and let them know they could sit anywhere they wanted. It worked great.

                #8 Davematthews16

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                  Posted 06 July 2008 - 12:03 PM

                  Awesome! Thanks for the help girls!!!

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