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Beach Ceremony - no chairs - is this a big deal?

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#11 Fotini

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    Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:55 PM

    Originally Posted by Mrs.B 2008
    i know - it is tough! i hate to make people stand - especially if it is HOT

    budgets suck!!!! it seems like every place we start to grove on there is a catch (sorry for the quick vent!)
    I was at a wedding at the bahamas. we didnt have chairs.. it was hot, but it would have been hot sitting too..lol

    I wouldnt worry about it if i were you

    #12 StephanieMN

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      Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:02 PM

      Ours will have to be the same but on a cliff in Tahoe. We are not planning on our being all that long, 15 minutes or so. I can't imagine any of our guest will have a problem with it. I wonder if they would allow you to bring some beautiful blankets for your guests to sit on and then let your guest know they will be on the ground so they should wear pants. Just an idea to get you around this situation.

      #13 ~Melissa~


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      Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:10 PM

      standing shouldn't be an issue IMO. Our ceremony will be about 20 minutes and we'll have half people stand and half sit in chairs (elderly). This is only because the gazebo won't fit everyone seated I did ask everyone if that was ok and no one seemed to care.

      #14 TracyK

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        Posted 24 July 2007 - 04:04 PM

        I have wondered about this, if it would be ok to not have chairs. I know that the hotel we are at has one hotel next to it then nothing. I wanted to look into getting married where there is nothing, plus it be be more private. My only concern was getting chairs over there.
        MERRYME - I like how you had yours! I may have to look into doing this.

        #15 MERRYME

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          Posted 24 July 2007 - 04:18 PM

          I had several baskets for everyones shoes where the sand started and then the white fabric to sit or stand on. Because the beach was cmpletely deserted it really looked great. Everyone loved it and it made the whole thing much more casual which was what I wanted. You have to remember that I had the church blessing right before so it was little bit of everything.

          In a pinch you could probably use top sheets I really liked the idea of blankets. The stripped mexican blankets would really look very cool on the beach.
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          #16 Alyssa

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            Posted 24 July 2007 - 05:55 PM

            Thanks for all of the ideas and feedback - i do feel a little better about it!

            #17 Deighton

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              Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:09 AM

              I've also heard of people doing towels instead of chairs. Just an idea....

              #18 dlou

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                Posted 27 July 2007 - 09:39 AM

                I wouldn't worry about making your guests stand for 30 minutes...like someone else said it's gonna be hot if your standing and it's gonna be hot if your sitting so I don't see much difference!

                #19 tvt

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                  Posted 27 July 2007 - 11:28 AM

                  i'm in the minority here, but i personally wouldn't want to have my guests stand for the ceremony. however if it was my dream place, i'd deal with it

                  #20 RiuBride2b

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                    Posted 27 July 2007 - 11:45 AM

                    I agree with the majority. I am only going to have seating for about 40 people and we are expecting between 60 and 80 guests. So about half of my guests will be sitting anyway!!!!

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