My Mother is a Widow: Can Her Sisters Sit in the Front Row at Our Wedding Ceremony?

Ceremony & Vows, Etiquette
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Weddings present all sorts of tricky questions about family dynamics and ceremony traditions. If your parents are widowed or divorced, you're likely faced with the difficult task of deciding where to seat them, and other family members, during your wedding ceremony to assure that everyone is happy and comfortable. That's why our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer all your questions in our daily post.

My mom's a widow—can her sisters sit with her in the front row?

Absolutely. There's no hard-and-fast rule that decrees the front row is a parents-only zone. When deciding prime wedding ceremony seating, your guidelines should be good judgment and family dynamics.

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