I have a question/problem I want to try to figure out.
What is proper seating etiquette before the ceremony begins? My wedding website states that seating begins at 5:15 pm, with the ceremony starting at 5:30.
I would like guests who arrive earlier than 5:15 to wait before entering the ceremony area and be seated due to us taking our photos nearby with family and wedding party after our first look. I kind of wait to avoid people take an early glimpse at us if that makes sense.
Would it be okay to have guests sort of lingering and chat before we open seating? There is a tent area with benches used at a rain backup that I am sure guests can sit in, but not quite sure. Or should we simply let guests who may arrive a little later come in and take their seats?
Thank you kindly!