Your wedding reception is always at the top of the planning list when it comes to decisions. Sometimes your ceremony and the smaller details can fall by the wayside (unless you have a planner of course, WINK!). One of the things most folks forget about is deciding who sits where at your ceremony. I am from the school of as long as Mom has the best seat, we can make everything else work. Sometimes tradition doesn’t work for modern families. I always meet with my clients to review the etiquette and make a simple ceremony seating chart. This way your important guests like parents, grandparents, and ushers have a great seat. Make sure you do not forget about your readers. Ensure they can easily get to the aisle and walk to the microphone. Second or third row aisle seats work best. I also recommend making place cards to label the seats of everyone in these special seats. I like to match them to wedding decor as an additional detail, but a simple script with the person’s name on a small piece of paper is fine. On the flip side, it is very important not to assign too many seats because then it becomes a full on seating chart much like a reception. This small piece in planning can save you a lot of heartache on the day of the wedding!