Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)


Question: My fiancé has a huge family, while mine is rather small. If we seat guests during the ceremony according to whose side they are on, it will look very off. How do we handle ceremony seating for an uneven number of guests on each person’s ‘side’?

Answer: The good news is there is an easy solution. Instruct your ushers to seat guests on either side of the ceremony aisle. This will help create visual harmony and, bonus, your guests may just make a new friend during the ceremony and have even more fun during your reception.



Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com.