Up your wedding party seating game: seat them on pillows #Ceremony Advice#ceremony#steal-this-idea#wedding party March 31 2016 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Rachel May Photography Photos by Rachel May Photography Having your wedding party stand around you or sit on seats nearby is totally cool, but if your ceremony is running longer than usual or you just want your crew ner you and cozy, check out this idea. Kelsey and Elias handmade some pillows on which their wedding part could cop a squat while they said their vows. Here's what Kelsey about it: We handmade the pillows that our wedding party sat on during the ceremony. This was a detail that felt important to us to. At weddings we've been involved in, we've stood off to the side behind the bride or groom, the traditional set up. Imagining ourselves front and center without being able to see our most special friends didn't feel right, so we chose to do things a little differently. During the ceremony our wedding party sat in a semi-circle around us, allowing Eli and I to look out and see them, creating a sense of connection and groundedness during our transition into marriage. We also asked our wedding party to offer up blessings during the ceremony, which was one of my favorite parts of our day. Related Post Bridesminions, henchmen, adventure party: Awesome alternate names for bridal parties With the rising popularity of gender-blind wedding parties, and weddings without bridal parties, we need terms beyond "bridesmaids" and "groomsmen" to refer to the people... Read more So if it suits your style and all your party members are able to sit on the floor, grab (or in this case, make) some pillows and let your posse surround you with love and stay comfy at the same time. Plus, it'll let you avoid those terrible moments where someone locks their knees and takes a tumble! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS A queer bourbon and beer bacchanal: it's fab drunken gay glamour NEXT Dope love: 21 rap lyrics as wedding vows Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] My maid of honor has Cerebral Palsy, so standing for a length of time is difficult for her. I just had guest chairs set up where they would usually stand and had everyone sit. Also helped since my sisters are moms and their toddler children wanted to be with them! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.