Must We Take Sides?
Question: My mum and I are in a huge disagreement over the issue of reception seating. I want to have my family and friends sitting at the same tables, and my fiancé's friends and family sitting at the same tables, but I want to intermingle the tables throughout the room. In other words, I don't want to have a "bride's side" and "groom's side" at the reception. What do you think?
Answer: by The Knot
You’re in the right on this one — why have a bride’s side and a groom’s side anyway? You’re getting married — everyone will be family. As for your mother’s concern that you’re “asking for trouble,” simply point out that you’re not putting the two “sides” together at the same tables — you’re just interspersing the tables. (Not that it would be wrong to do that — many couples do, giving their guests a chance to get introduced).
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