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Unique Ceremony Seating

Seating Alternatives: Unique Ceremony Seating


Not keen on the traditional seating arrangements for your wedding ceremony? If this is how you feel, believe us, you’re not the only one. Many couples are looking for modern and unique ceremony seating alternatives to make their wedding more authentic and memorable.

Do not think that you have to go for a conventional ceremony seating chart. We have several options to make your iconic day stand out from the crowd. Here are some unique ceremony seating alternatives you can consider and have a celebration remembered by all of your guests!

Surround yourself with love…literally!

We’ve all seen the customary wedding seating during a ceremony with regular rows of chairs in front of the altar. Non-traditional couples are not crazy about this setup and are always looking for ways to avoid it. One way to make it fun is to round it up.

Position the chairs in a circular motion surrounding the altar, and voila – you’ve got yourself a new arrangement that guests will not expect to see.

Transform your aisle into a runway

Another way to spice up a wedding seating arrangement is by creating two long rows on either side of the aisle. Make your guests feel comfortable so they can really enjoy the whole setting of the ceremony. By setting, we mean your astonishing appearance as the star of this celebration!

Enter from each end and meet in the middle of the runway. After all, it is a fashion show, right?

Create the ultimate boho lounge

If you plan on throwing a boho wedding, you can completely abandon traditional placements. Bohemian settings require a variety of colors and textures to create the perfect mix of chill and playfulness. Opt for seating that is beyond just chairs. Try poufs! Scattering cozy collections of poufs and blankets will foster an intimate and memorable ceremony.

Other Considerations

Many traditional ceremonies have the expectation that guests invited on behalf of each side sit on the coordinating side of the aisle. If this isn’t your speed, instead, invite guests to choose a seat rather than a side. Suggest guests sit anywhere upon arrival or with a cute sign (this is also a great way to encourage guests to “unplug”).

It is also important to note that in any seating arrangement, there are some spots that are considered better than others. If you intend to reserve these seats for immediate family, or certain members of the bridal party, determine how you plan on doing so. This can be done with small signage or colored ribbons.

Complete Weddings + Events Lancaster

We believe that our seating alternatives will look chic on your special day and will help you avoid the usual. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and opt for something authentic and playful for your reception seating chart!

For more wedding inspiration, don’t forget to check our blog page. If you are ready to start planning and discussing ideas, contact us!

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