(Closed) Ceremony Placement

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Have you been to a wedding where the officiant had his back to the guests?
    Seen it & loved it : (1 votes)
    33 %
    Seen it & didn't like it : (2 votes)
    67 %
    I'm totally confused : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think in theory it is nice to see the couple’s faces but I have two issues with this:

    1. Typically the couple is more in profile so that you can see them, so the minister might just be in the way

    2. For me, I look forward dresses that have beautiful backs/trains. The ceremony allows for lots of ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ time about the dress. If the couple is facing the guests, all that beautiful dress back is wasted as that is the only time to view it without the bustle. 

    If you are looking for more of a nontraditional ceremony or have a dress without a train, then facing the guests may be a good option for you.

    Post # 5
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    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Is there a reason they’re both suggesting it?  I would prefer the traditional way and I agree with Jules, you can still see the bride and groom from the side, plus you get to see the back of the dress.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    The most important part of the ceremony is the vows and you will be facing each other during the vows.  Regardless of where you stand, you will still be at a sideview during the vows.  I would think it’s equally as important for them to see/hear the pastor while he’s performing the rest of the ceremony …. so I would stay with the traditional way.

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