(Closed) So disappointed…No center aisle or much overall space :(

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Our church is similar, although it’s really large inside.  It’s also Presbyterian so I wonder if that has something to do with it?  We have two aisles with center pews.  The way we’re doing it (and the way everyone who gets married there does it) is to walk down one aisle to get married and then afterward walk up the other.  That way everyone can see you.  Our church doesn’t allow flash photography during the ceremony.  Maybe yours is the same?  At first I thought they didn’t allow it at all until I asked again and they explained the flash part.  They think it’s distracting. 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Lots of churches have two aisles, including ours.

Our pastor recommended we either use the right ailse (as the podium is off centre to the right) for both entering and exiting and block off the pew’s on the left (since it has three rows). Really the only consideration here is seating space if you’re blocking off pews.

Or enter using the Left aisle and exit using the right. Both scenarios are very common although you don’t hear them often.

You’ll have to do a trail run with you and your dad walking down the aisle. If there just isnt enough space could you consider walking by yourself and meeting him half way or at the end? (especially if the aisles widen), or walking really closely and squishing your dress (I had a friend who did this and it really bothered her, but he never stepped on her)?

Gah. It sucks when pastors don’t allow photography. He is 100% on this even w/out flash?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly, I would find a different church, as much as that sucks. You want pictures of your first kiss, you can’t recreate that stuff, and you want that magic of walking down the aisle perfectly. Sorry that happened!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would find a different church.  My Fiance was married before, and we are living together.  We are honest about him having been married before, but we don’t tell that we are living together.  I don’t feel it is a religious figure’s right to know that or judge us on it.  I’ll leave that up to God himself. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Plus I’d be pretty bummed about the no pictures deal.  Like you said, you can’t perfectly recreate moments and capture the emotion that was there.

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