(Closed) NO ONE STOOD UP! Wedding Ceremony Oopsies

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Only my aunt Doris (who’s 99) stood up. Guess she was the only one who remembered that little tradition! It only annoyed me for a second though, cause two seconds later I only had eyes for Darling Husband.

Post # 4
3638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Panda Pez: Try not to worry about it. As you said, it means that no one’s view was blocked and that you will have better pictures.

Of all the things to go wrong, this is by far the best because it has silver lining. 

Some people are just clueless about weddings and too shy to take initiative and stand up first.

It used to happen all the time at my high school. We would have a mass, the principle, vice and school captains would stand at the correct times throughout the mass, but people didn’t follow their lead. I was always the one to stand out of 800 people, give others the “get UP!” stare and finally get the crowd moving.

Post # 5
293 posts
Helper bee

Hm, I actually can’t remember if anyone was standing up or not! I didn’t even think of it! But, you’re right about it probably making your photos come out better because no one was blocking 🙂

Post # 7
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I went to a wedding where no one sat down after the bride came in. I eventually sat since it was outside and my heels we sinking into the grass, but most of the guest stood for the entire ceremony since no one told us to sit down.

Post # 10
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I dont think people would have stood up if my officiant hadnt signaled. We didnt use traditional music either so there wasnt a real cue for guests

Post # 11
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wow! That’s surprising. I thought it was like a social norm that people would stand up when the bride enters. I have been to some weddings were the guests stood as soon as the bridal party walked in, but they remained standing for the bride too.

Post # 12
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had the opposite thing happen, everyone stood up and didn’t sit down!! Apparently, my brother (officiant) didn’t tell everyone to be seated, so they didn’t/ I had no idea this happened til a couple weeks after the wedding! Luckily, the ceremony was only about 10 mins long

Post # 13
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Honestly, I think I’d be relieved if no one stood up. Then I could see my Fiance and wouldn’t feel as awkward.

Post # 14
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

It could be worse! You could have come out at the wrong time!  I went to a wedding and the bridesmaids started walking out and then the bride. But there was no groom or groomsmen at the altar at all!  The Pastor forgot to have them walk out with him! And then the music started playing for the girls so they just went!  The bride got half-way down the asile until myself and another girl started yelling stop stop the groom isn’t out yet!  Talking about ruining your beautiful walk down the asile!

Post # 16
64 posts
Worker bee

In certain South-Asian cultures, like mine, guests aren’t really expected to stand up for the bride. Neither do we have a dress color code. I read somewhere that guests should refrain from wearing red color to a South-Asian wedding. However, that argument may not always be true because the color of the wedding dress can vary based on the region from which the bride belongs. And even if you wear the same color as the bride, generally, it is not considered a faux pas or disrespectful. 


We had an inter-cultural wedding, and when my DH’s family asked him about our “wedding colors,” I was puzzled. 🙂 

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