Ceremony Set-Up

Altar and Seating: Tips for making the set-up as intimate and inclusive as possible.

Tip #1

Couples are looking for ways to add intimacy to their ceremonies. Your seating layout can make a subtle but significant difference. If you have a say in the seating layout at your venue, you should curve those chairs! Curved seating allows the guests to see you more easily and they can see other guests more easily. This allows shared emotion and that always adds connection.

Tip #2

Widen the ceremony aisle so at least three of you can fit. It will get you better photos and ensure you have enough room for your wedding party to walk down comfortably.

Tip #3

Flare the wedding party. Have them stand angled to you, instead of a straight line next to you, so they can all see the ceremony and fit in the photos. I describe it as "shaped like an arrow with me being the point."