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Not sure how to reserve seats at your wedding ceremony for family members? We've got you covered. Your parents, immediate family members, and grandparents deserve a front row seat to your "I dos," and while it's always a good idea to appoint ushers to help handle reserved seating, it's also thoughtful to go the extra step into making вЂњreservedвЂќ row or chair signs. If someone unknowingly sits in a reserved row or seat, it's a bit awkward for the usher to have to ask him or her to move, but you can avoid this sticky situation altogether by planning ahead and making clear вЂњreservedвЂќ seating signs to let other guests know these seats are taken.
And while there are so many cute and clever ways to designate these special ceremony seats, we've rounded up a few of our favorite ideas to help inspire your own celebration.
Above: Wood вЂњReservedвЂќ Sign
The easiest way to reserve rows of seats during the ceremony is with a sign-this will very clearly signal to other guests that this row is taken. You could opt for something simple, like signs made from heavy card stock and strung with ribbon in your wedding's color scheme; or, you could choose something unique like these hand-painted wooden signs. Hang them on the chairs positioned along the aisle so they are in plain view for all guests to see.
If you're planning to reserve specific seats for VIP family members, then designate each guest's chair by hanging a hand-lettered chalkboard sign from each seat. It also makes for such a wonderful photo opp, don't you think?
Catherine Leonard Photography
Individual Reserved Signs
Alternatively, instead of chalkboard signs, you could print smaller вЂњreservedвЂќ signs for VIP family members and tie them to the back of each guest's chair with twine or thin ribbon.
Jake Thomas Photography
Clip-On Chalkboard Signs
These adorable heart-shaped chalkboard signs are an easy way to assign specific seats at your ceremony-simply write guests' names and clip them to the back of each chair.
The de Jaureguis
Sprigs of Lavender
If saving specific seats is not necessary at your ceremony, then designate general reserved seating by placing a simple вЂњreservedвЂќ sign on each chair cushion. We love the elegant look of this calligraphed shipping tag-it's also tied to a little bundle of fresh, fragrant lavender.
Alternatively, you could skip the signs altogether and designate reserved seating by draping long lengths of ribbon across the saved rows.
See More: Your Quick 3-Step Guide to Ceremony Seating