Choose A Seat Not A Side
Not the traditional Bride and Groom? Don’t fancy the idea of having his family seated on one side during the ceremony, and yours on the other?
In ancient times, marriage was often used to resolve conflicts and threats of war. Prior to the Union, the tribes of the bride and groom were still hostile, and therefore were seated on opposite sides to prevent bloodshed. The groom would often have to defend his bride against kidnappers during the ceremony. The bride stood on the groom’s left hand side so that his sword arm was free to attack or defend.
I'd like to think that those days are over.
So, if you don't want to segregate your guests during a time when both families are coming together, here are some suggested signs that can solve your problem:
Choose a seat not a side.
We're all family once the knot is tied.
Find a seat, stay as long as you can.
We are all friends here so there is no seating plan.
As two families become one we ask that you choose a seat not a side.
Come as you are, stay as long as you can
We're all family, so no seating plan.
Two families are becoming on. No need to select a side, just select a seat!
Friends of the Bride, Friends of the Groom, Sit together, there's plenty of room
Friends of the Bride, Friends of the Groom, We are all family now, so sit where you choose.
Today, two families become one.
Please choose a seat, on either side.
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