I haven’t been to a wedding that asked that the guests remain seated during the bride’s entrance but, for many reasons, I would like to do that. Has anyone else been to a wedding where they were asked to remain seated throughout the ceremony? How did it go? I figure it’s almost like a reflex for ppl...
I haven’t been to a wedding that asked that the guests remain seated during the bride’s entrance but, for many reasons, I would like to do that. Has anyone else been to a wedding where they were asked to remain seated throughout the ceremony? How did it go? I figure it’s almost like a reflex for ppl to rise for the bride & I’d like to make sure I get the point across that I don’t want that. Unfortunately, it seems ppl don’t listen when the officiant makes other important announcements, so I’m sure I can probably expect the same. Just curious about others’ experiences and if anyone else is doing the same.
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Thanks Fred! Sounds like you have a headstrong lady on your hands! 😂 I think I am going to do my best to get the message out beforehand (maybe on the website, word of mouth, our greeters, signage...some, none, or all of these but still undecided); have the officiant announce before my entrance (hey, a little extra time to take one more breath!); and keep my fingers crossed that the majority listen! We have a small guest list (1/2 of those are family, the other 1/2 are colleagues & a few +1s). We may have the odd person that starts to rise out of habit, but my guess is that most won’t have a problem. Also, our officiant is an individual that carries a significant importance to the majority of our colleagues, so when she speaks they will listen! 😂 I had just never considered having the officiant announce right before I entered...honestly, I’ve never heard any officiant say “please stand for the bride.” Probably because I already knew that’s what we would do! Therein lies my concern and why I think it might be wise to at least spread the word beforehand!
Yeah , she's a headstrong woman and I love it! But there is a downside: she starts too many unnecessary arguments LOL.
I agree that spreading the word beforehand is a good idea since
you can't be too careful in my humble opinion. I hope they will respect your wish!
Sure: An officiant saying “please remain seated for the bride entrance.” sounds weird LOL but chances are most of them will need to hear that in addition to word of mouth,signage ...
Yes, whenever the bride or groom, or a family member, sometimes a guest, cannot rise, there is an announcement ( and in program) that say to please remain in seats so that the ceremony may be seen by all. Some are a little more pointed and say, so those standing will not block the view of the many who cannot stand.