Reception Seating Arrangements
Posted 07 January 2009 - 01:49 PM
Here's the issue: Francis' parents, who are divorced, do not have the "best" relationship. However, his Mom still wants to sit at the same table as his Dad, and his Dad said that it wouldn't be a problem. The issue is, whenever they are in the same room together, they cause a lot of drama and make things uncomfortable for everyone else.
I want to stick them on opposite ends of the reception area, but because they both have expressed interest in sitting together, I feel like I should honour their wishes. So I will. The way that I'm thinking of planning the table is by sitting them [clockwise] Mom, daughter, their other daughter, Dad, Dad's married friend, then his friend's wife who is friend's with the Mom. Confusing? LoL.
Do you think that this will work? Then, they aren't sitting beside each other, more like they are sitting across from one another. I can't go: Mom, sister, Dad, sister, friend, friend, because the Dad and one of the sisters don't get along either.
Posted 07 January 2009 - 01:58 PM
Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:18 AM
I was extremely concerned about how this was going to work out because I have bad memories of what can happen when these people are in the same room. Some of those memories are from my own wedding so I was really stressed about what would happen at my daughter's wedding.
In the end, it all worked out and they ended up sitting together for the wedding reception. I had asked my daugther to do a seating plan but it wasn't what she wanted so for the reception everyone sat where ever they wanted.
I stressed about this but in the end they came together and behaved for the sake of the bride/their grand-daughter
Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:44 PM
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:24 PM
My parents are divorced as well - my mom just recently lost her second husband so will be going solo...but my dad is bringing his second wife (the reason for their divorce in the first place). They have always been civil towards each other (although I'm not quite sure why my mom would be!) but I just feel like it's going to cause some awkward moments.
I think your idea of keeping there wishes while still keeping them kind of separate is a good idea.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 11:24 PM
I'm so confused. Haha.
Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:31 PM
This will be an issue at our wedding with H2b's parents being divorced. Although we have a little longer to chew this over one idea is to let the parents host individual tables so they will hopefully be too busy to get into it. Best of luck
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