Seating arrangements at the ceremony
During traditional wedding ceremonies, the bride’s family and friends sit on one side, while the groom’s sit on the other. But more and more, we’re seeing a less-than-strict seating chart for the ceremony. Instead, couples are advising their guests to sit wherever they want because now everyone’s family!
Seating arrangements at the reception
Couples put a lot of time and frustration into figuring out who is sitting where at the reception. But why? If you want, you may choose to skip this planning step altogether. Instead, have the appropriate amount of tables for the number of guests attending, and simply ask your loved ones to sit wherever they would like. Attendants can help stragglers just arriving at the reception find the remaining seats. This way, everyone’s happy and you won’t have to worry about who is going to want to sit next to whom on your big day.
No head table
Head tables are for the bride and groom and their wedding party. This is so everyone can see the happy couple surrounded by all of their closest friends and family. While this is a great option, it’s not completely necessary. You can choose to sit with everyone else at a regular table After all, it’s your wedding, so why wouldn’t you want to be surrounded by all of your loved ones?
Champagne or no champagne?
At virtually every wedding I’ve been to, I’ve been served a glass of champagne upon entering the reception. This glass is to be used when the best man and maid of honor make their big speeches to the bride and groom. Everyone raises their flutes to the happy couple and sips on the bubbly. But what if not everyone at your wedding is a big fan of champagne? Instead of giving everyone a glass, you can offer it at the bar, but let each person choose the beverage they would like in their cup.
A tiered confection
If you’re not a fan of cake, why have it at your wedding? Maybe you’re more of an ice cream gal, or apple pie is your favorite. Just because these aren’t sweets that are commonly served at weddings doesn’t mean that you can’t switch it up and give you and your guests something that you’ll actually enjoy eating.
Will you be breaking any of these wedding traditions on your big day? Share your thoughts with us!