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Wedding ceremony seating order

Seating arrangements at wedding ceremony

Who gets the front row seats at my wedding? How do I choose between family members?


Traditional seating arrangements call for the parents and immediate family (siblings, spouses and children of sibling and grandparents) of the bride and groom to sit in the front rows. For those with stepfamilies, families can be in the same rows or rows can be divided between the first two (or more) rows.


How to handle uneven numbers of bridesmaids and groomsmen?

There are many ways to make the aisle walk comfortable for everyone. Bridesmaids and groomsmen can walk single file in and out of the ceremony. Or, they may walk in single file, but during the recessional leave as couples, with the last couple having two women and one man (or vice versa). This configuration always gets a chuckle from the guests.


Escorting the bride


The South Sound bride may enter the ceremony with her parents on either side of her arm, or one parent. If she prefers to be escorted by her father, and has a stepfather, they can escort her into the ceremony together. She may have her mother escort her into the ceremony, if her father was not part of her life. She may also walk alone into the ceremony.

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Published on April 28, 2016.

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