Bride stand on right??

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll:
    Bride should ALWAYS be on the left. Suck it up. : (2 votes)
    5 %
    It's ok to mix it up, traditions are often broken these days. : (16 votes)
    42 %
    It doesn't matter, I probably wouldn't even have noticed. : (19 votes)
    50 %
    Other: comment please :) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t think anyone would notice/care. While I might notice, I wouldn’t think it was odd or anything, because everyone does things differently. I’d probably be more focused on if there were more BM than GM, but just as an OCD thing, haha.

    Do whatever it is you want!

    Post # 4
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I don’t think anyone cares although you might want to spread word through your family so they sit on the right side if you’re into that thing.

    Post # 5
    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I don’t think your reasons are dumb at all.

    If it were a religious tradition, and you were having a religious ceremony, I think then and only then people would notice/care.

    Go for it, shake things up a bit!

    Post # 6
    474 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ve never even thought about this, but I love you for bringing this to my attention! I have a bad side, too. I have a bit of a crooked tooth on the right side of my mouth. Whenever I have taken photos and stood on the “wrong” side I always notice it and cringe.

    Post # 8
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t think your reasons are dumb.

    I also don’ think anyone will notice.

    Post # 9
    4540 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    I would definitely notice, but it would be like, “Oh, opposite sides? Okay.” I have an odd tooth too, but it’s on my left side. 

    Post # 10
    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    You could always have your photographer shoot from behind your officiant. That way your photos will be of both your good sides, and your photos will have your friends and family in the background, rather than empty space or just your officiant.

    Post # 11
    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I almost always stand/sit/walk on the right of my OH. But for our wedding I will stick with tradition for the ceremony (although I expect I’ll switch sides for the photos afterwards!). Do what feels best for you.

    Post # 12
    10877 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think this varies by culture/faith. I was a bridesmaid in a wedding with a lot of Jewish customs where the bride and bridesmaids were on the right.

    Post # 13
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    So funny, your reasons for wanting to stand on the right side are also my reasons lol. I have a gap in my teeth on my right side & frankly that side of my face just isn’t quite as pretty IMO.

    Unfortunately I think I will be standing on the left for tradition’s sake. I would usually say it doesn’t matter, but my family is very patriarchal & traditional in some ways, so I just don’t feel like trying to explain it.

    Btw, I would notice, & I think most people would too. I think you have to decide if that will bother you.

    Post # 14
    3432 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    In the Jewish tradition, the bride stands on the right.  If you’re not having a religious ceremony, there is no more reason for you to follow the Christian tradition than the Jewish one in this regard.  And if you are, then it’s up to your officiant.

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