Ruby's Blog | Ceremony Layout

Hello Bride and Groom's To Be!

I’m Ruby the Rochester Bride!  As a newlywed of the Rochester area, I love sharing my knowledge of the wedding experience with newly engaged couples.  This week I can’t wait to share with you unique ideas for your ceremony layout!

Looking for a fresh way to set up your ceremony, instead of the traditional rows? These ideas are great to wow your guests and make for some great photographs, but keep the ceremony new and exciting as well.

{1} Circle: Surround yourself in a circle of love, and place the chairs surrounding where the ceremony will happen.

{2} Swirl: Having a small wedding? Place your chairs in what appears to be a large swirl, with the couple centered in the middle. 

{3} Mismatched Chairs: Love garage sales or thrift stores? Utilize all those mismatched chairs one can find and use them to seat your guests! Paint them the same color or leave them completely unique.

{4} Benches and Chairs: Alternate simple wooden benches along with wooden chairs to mix up the seating arrangements. 

{5} Ceremony and Reception in One: Instead of using two places for the ceremony and reception, swap out traditional chairs for tables and as soon as the ceremony is over start the reception!