Is there a specific side for the groomsmen and bridesmaids to stand on????

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Traditionally, the bride stands on the left side (to free up the guy’s right hand in case he needed to fight off some chump :P), so according to that, the bridesmaids would be on the left with you.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LTD418:  Yes that’s right. Facing the front, the bride has the bridesmaids to her left and the groom to her right.

That’s for most western Christian (or Christian tradition) ceremonies. The only exception I’m aware of is Jewish ceremonies, which are the other way around. If there was someone from a Jewish background, that might have been the source of the confusion.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m standing on the opposite side to tradition because that’s the side I’d prefer to be photographed more (due to my hair part that’s where all the action will be hair wise, I have a cowlick on the otherside and I look meh when photographed from that side).

My celebrant says this happens pretty often.

 

 

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