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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 15th 2014
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    Just wondering? None of the ushers for my oh are either his or my family, do would not kknow.
    Also we have alot of kids coming and want to make sure mums with the youngest of them have a position on the end for a easy escape incase of crying children/ needing toilet etc.

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 15th 2014
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    We didn't do a seating plan, but we did reserve certain seats and made sure names were on the reserve signs. We reserved the front row on my side for my parents and bridesmaids, the second row for my brothers and their wives and my aunt, and the third row for a family whose two littlest ones were page boy and flower girl. Also the mother of this family was in a wheelchair, so a gap had deliberately been left. On my husband's side the front row was for his parents and best men. The aisle seat in the second row was reserved for his sister's carer. His sister is in a wheelchair and again a gap had been left. There were two other seats reserved for the partners of people in wheelchairs where gaps had been left for them.

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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
      Getting married in 8 years
      Posted: Oct 15th 2014
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    I will reserve the first 3 rows for bridal party/parents /siblings etc but other then we are having a sign saying

    Please pick a seat there's plenty for all

    so they can sit where they like as my side is bigger then his so don't want them all on one side

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 15th 2014
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    I don't think we would make a seating plan as such, but definitely give the ushers some sort of direction and tell them if particular people need to sit in a particular place. Obviously front couple of rows for parents, bridesmaids.. But apart from that, I would just tell them to make sure people with young kids sit on the end of rows and to make sure there is room for disabled access if required!

    We are also having a sign that says "Pick a seat, not a side. We're all family once the knot is tied." or something along those lines!! There will be a lot more of my family so instead of it looking massively uneven, we'd rather everyone just sit wherever they want and mingle with each other xx

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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
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    Exactly the same as Flossie, front couple of rows will be reserved for bridesmaids, siblings and parents.

    Beyond that we request that nobody takes sides as my family is far bigger than h2b's, so I would rather they spread out. Have seen a few rhymes to this effect, like yours Flossie.
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    • MinkyM
      CommentAuthorMinkyM
      Posted: Oct 22nd 2014
     
    agreed! a seating plan is a bit much but give them a general idea. Just a note - I went to a wedding where no one wanted to take a seat near the front even after the first two rows so it looked empty behind family - just make sure that doesnt happen too haha
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    • Becky1608
      CommentAuthorBecky1608
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 22nd 2014
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    I think we'll just ask them to keep the front couple of rows empty for family, bridesmaids etc xxx

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 22nd 2014
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    There's no need for a seating plan.

    I just gave the ushers strict instructions for the front 2 rows to be reserved for family only. Then to just seat everyone else behind with the obvious bride and groom sides. We knew that the few guests with young children/babies would sit where they could make a quiet discreet get away if baby played up. If your worried about children then ask the ushers to discreetly seat them at the back and ends of the rows x

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 22nd 2014
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    No seating plan! We only did one for the meal. The first two rows we had for bridal party and parents,then the third row for brothers/sisters so those rows reserved with reserved signs, then the rest was a free for all, i don't think ppl will take much notice of a seating plan at a ceremony as ppl like to sit near ppl they know

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 22nd 2014
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    will prob put names for seats reserved for the front 2 rows, i think I will write them a little note of advice like

    * familys with young children on outside of ailse, or towards back.
    * Mr and Mrs S in second row, even if they argue ( basicaly my adopted grandparents who i love to death but because the are not "tech" family will think they should sit further back.)

    anyone got any ideas for something quiet to keep youngish kids occupied during ceremony?

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 22nd 2014
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    My friends had a toy type corner at the back, but again it would mean you'd have to sit their parents relatively near the back with them to stop them running up and down the aisles x

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