(Closed) Bride on the left/Groom on the right…. why?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I read somewhere that it is because in the olden days, the groom needed to have his right hand available for combat, if need be, for example, if he needed to draw his sword, his bride wouldn’t be in the way of it. 

haha that sounds funny when I read it, but that is what I’ve heard.  

Post # 4
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve heard something like that, too. It was for his weapon. Ha most of our traditions have some kind of practical origin that doesn’t really matter anymore but we still do it.

Post # 6
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have also heard the weapon version of the story.

Come to think of it, I never have seen it flipped. Is there a logistical reason you need to?

Post # 7
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Jewish tradition is opposite.

Post # 9
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are Jewish and in our tradition the grooms stand on the left and the brides stand on the right Laughing 

Post # 10
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My daughter wants to be on the ‘grooms side’–as she says this is her ‘good side’….I told her to get over it, she’s on the left!!!Yell

Post # 11
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Unless you are Jewish, you might confuse the the majority of your guests if you switch places, but if that is what you would like to do, I would talk to the person doing your ceremony to see what they say. You might confuse them too πŸ™‚

Post # 12
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ll be standing on the left, BUT we’re seating our guests mixed πŸ™‚ He’s going to have a lot more guests than I am so we both want it to be even πŸ™‚

Post # 13
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wanted to switch sides because my dimple is on my left cheek so I think it’s my cuter side. πŸ™‚  I didn’t want to give my traditional dad a heart attack though!

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