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Wedding Seating: Do Both Sides of the Aisle Have to Be Even?

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It always amazes me that, for all the details involved in planning a wedding, bridal couples often focus on what seem like the teeniest of issues. It hurts me to think about how much of their precious time together is taken up with true “non-essentials!”

Dear Wedding Guru: “I’m inviting far more family and friends to our wedding than my husband-to-be. I think it’ll look odd for the two sides of the aisle to be unbalanced. Is it okay for the ushers to seat our guests on both sides?”

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The Wedding Guru says: Traditionally, the bride’s family is seated on the left side of the aisle and the groom’s on the right. Today, many couples instruct their ushers to seat people “evenly” on both sides. This kind of seating allows you and your husband’s family and guests to meet one another. That seems like a nice idea, but the final decision is, of course, up to you. I say to do whatever feels right to both of you!

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