Where do flower girl and ring bearer sit during reception?
I was curious if my flower girl and ring bearer should be seated at the head table or if they would sit elsewhere at my reception? Their mothers are bridesmaids, but the flower girl’s father and the ringer bearer’s grandmother will be attending and seated somewhere else.
Most of the time, at weddings with children, there is a special section set aside for them to be seated. If you do not have this setup, they would probably be best suited, sitting with somewhere else, other than the head table. The head table is usually “in action” with people getting up and down, getting drinks and focusing on the bride & groom. Children don’t tend to do well, nor does the bridal party when the focus is on taking care of the kids, as opposed to enjoying the big day with the bride & groom.
Erin Sharplin Love, Panache by Erin
I agree. A special children’s table or having the children seated with a family member is usually the best option.
Donna, Wedding Queen, President; Top Wedding Sites, Inc
What if you ask the parents what they’d prefer? Some children do fine away from their parents, others need to be close by. It’s not unheard of for the wedding couple to be seated at a table just for them, called a sweetheart table. Then all the family and friends can sit together. Sometimes that works out. You have to make the call since you know the players and the personalities.
Rebecca Black, Etiquette By Rebecca
All great advice. I agree “D all of the above” works well. 😀
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