(Closed) Bride & Bridesmaids on the LEFT??

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
46672 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The tradition started back in the days when men carried swords.

Because grooms in Anglo-Saxon England often had to defend their brides, the bride would stand to the left of her groom so that his sword arm was free.

Only the people on the right side of the church are going to see your braid anyhow.

If you stand on the right, even less of them will see it because more of them will be to the right of you.

They will all see it when you turn to face your Fiance during the ceremony.

They will all see you during the rest of the wedding.

Post # 4
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I always thought the bride stands on the left during the ceremony because once they’re married, she is an extension of his right arm. So during the recessional, she’s on his right side to symbolize that.

Unless the church has a rule about it, you can do whatever you want. It’s your wedding. But people will notice.

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