Where do you stand at a wedding?

Where does the bride and groom stand?

A: In Christian ceremonies, the bride’s family sits on the left, the groom’s on the right. Likewise, the bride stands at the left at the altar while the groom stands to her right. In a Jewish ceremony, it’s the opposite; the bride and her family are on the right, the groom and his are on the left.

Who sits at table 1 at a wedding?

The bride and groom have the option to sit a sweetheart’s table together or at a bridal party table with all members of the bridal party sitting together. Some couples also opt to sit a table with the Best Man, Maid/Matron of Honor, their parents and their grandparents.

Why is the bride always on the left?

Why does the bride stand on the left in the ceremony? The bride stands on the left side of the altar in most Western and Eastern cultures. This position is chosen because it is the position of honor. The tradition of standing on the left can be seen in many cultures, but it’s not universal to all cultures or religions.

Do the best man and maid of honor walk together?

The maid of honor walks alone since the best man is already at the altar. Both the ring bearer and flower girl walk alone, and in that order. Optionally, they can walk together if you prefer.

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Should the sister of the groom be a bridesmaid?

Are you automatically expected to ask your fiancé’s sister to be a bridesmaid? The short answer to whether or not you have to include anyone, even a family member, in your wedding party is no. This is your wedding, and you and your partner should do whatever feels right.

Do both sets of parents sit together at a wedding?

Our wedding etiquette expert is here with the answer. Traditionally, the parents all sit at the same reception table, along with siblings not in the wedding party, the officiant and his or her spouse (if they attend the reception) and any grandparents.

Who gets escorted at weddings?

The bride: And last but not least, the bride enters! She is usually escorted by her father or another chosen escort (a father-figure, her brother, her mom, whoever she wishes). Some brides choose to be escorted down the aisle by both her parents, as is typical of Jewish ceremonies.