Post # 1
So I went to a wedding this weekend that was so sweet and fun and I learned a lot for my own upcoming wedding… But one thing surprised me… The bride had printed in the programs for everyone to remain seated when she walked down the aisle… Why would she Have everyone do that? Every wedding I have ever been to everyone stands when the bride comes down the aisle…
Post # 3
Perhaps it is part of her religious faith/tradition? Maybe it had to do with her photography, not wanting to have standing guests blocking certain views of the venue? Perhaps she does not like attention being drawn to herself — or, conversely — maybe she wanted the EXTRA attention that having everyone else seated may give her? There really could be any number of reasons behind her request.
Post # 4
@morgyporgy: Maybe so the photographer could get better photographs of her?
Post # 5
Maybe to make it easier for everyone, not only the photographer, to see her. Everyone standing does make it harder to see the bride walking down the aisle.
Post # 6
Just because it’s normal tradition to stand doesn’t mean everyone wants that to be in their wedding. Maybe it was for a different dramatic effect or any of the other reasons PPs listed. I know when I stand, I’m usually in the middle of the seats, so I miss a good portion of the bride walking. I’d like to be able to sit and take it all in!
Post # 7
@morgyporgy: This is weird to me too!
Post # 8
Maybe she has guests who can’t stand and she didn’t want their view blocked? From my personal standpoint, the closest I got to crying at our wedding was walking in–it was a little overwhelming to see everyone there, and maybe it would have been easier to deal with if people didn’t stand up.
Whatever the reason, it’s not a requirement that everyone stand. If you’d like to have everyone stand, do it. No judging either way.
Post # 9
@asscherlover: This was my first thought too.
Post # 10
I’ve seen this plenty of times. Some people just don’t want to do it.
Everyone doesn’t follow “traditions”.
Post # 11
Ah makes sense… I’m not judging I was just curious
Post # 12
Also how was the church/venue set up? I know that my mom has said before that the bad thing about the church that she walked in was that it had two main aisles. She came in the left aisle, but my dad was standing in the center of the church by the alter. So when everyone stood she couldn’t see my dad and he couldn’t see her. I definitely think that would stink, and if our church was set up that way I’d definitely ask everyone to stay seated.