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Quite often I am asked about Jewish and Christian Ceremony traditions and thought it would be great to share these wonderful articles and sketches found on This week we will feature different aspects of each religion.

Today we will look at seating arrangements at the ceremony.

Seating at a Christian Ceremony

At a traditional, formal Christian wedding or a large civil ceremony, the bride's family and friends are seated on the left and the groom's on the right. Mark off the first few rows with flowers or ribbon as seating for immediate family and special guests, as labeled below. Divorced parents may sit together in the front row. If they are remarried or not on good terms, the father and his wife should sit in the third or fourth row. Ushers seat guests as they arrive, from front rows to back; the final guests to be seated are, in this order: grandparents, mother of the groom (with father walking just behind), and mother of the bride.
Row 1. Bride's Parents
Row 2. Groom's Parents
Row 3. Bride's Grandparents and Siblings
Row 4. Groom's Grandparents and Siblings
Row 5. Bride's Special Guests
Row 6. Groom's Special Guests
Seating at a Christian Ceremony 

Seating at a Jewish Ceremony

At a traditional, formal Jewish wedding, the bride's side is on the right and the groom's is on the left. The parents stand under the huppa during the ceremony; stepparents may sit in the aisle seats in the third or fifth rows (if they're on the groom's side) or the fourth or sixth rows (if they're on the bride's side), or stand under the huppa if they are very close to the bride or groom.
Row 1. Groom's Grandparents and Siblings
Row 2. Bride's Grandparents and Siblings
Row 3. Groom's Special Guests
Row 4. Bride's Special Guests


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