(Closed) Walking Down the Aisle

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What Side?
    Left : (32 votes)
    89 %
    Right : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Probably the left… though I’m not opposed to mixing it up either!

    Post # 4
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m more comfortable on the right, officiant said I need to be on the left. … so I don’t know yet.  

    Post # 5
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Traditionally, a woman walking on the left side of her escort was looked upon as a prostitute.  She couldn’t be a proper lady because a proper lady would be on the right.  That tradition comes from the fact that most men wore their swords on the left so they could draw them easily with their right hand.  A woman on the man’s right would thus be protected by the man’s sword arm.  Only a lady was worth protecting.  A prostitute, on the other hand, wasn’t.

    Thus, the reason why women traditionally walk on their father’s left is because they stay on the same side of the church when they walk out with their husband.  Thus, they end up on their husband’s right side. 

    The tradition isn’t trying to make you into a prostitute when you walk in with your father, but rather trying to highlight that you’re a proper lady when you leave on your husband’s right side.

    So that’s where the tradition comes from.  However, it’s not really that applicable today, and most men I know don’t routinely carry swords.  I say that you should do whatever you’d like.  😀

    Post # 6
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I’m walking with both of my parents, so I’m walking in the middle!

    Post # 7
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @GreenEyedMoon:  I love it!  Thanks for the info (and my Fiance does have a sword! LOL)

    Post # 8
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I walked on my dad’s left, but I have seen women do it the other way. I don’t think it really matters too much. Whatever you want, hun!

    Post # 11
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    For church ceremonies it depends on your religion if you walk on the right or left. For outdoor I don’t think it matters, whatever you want I guess.

    Post # 12
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    whoa… didn’t realize that she walked on the right!  I voted for left before I read the post, but now I am thinking right.  Also my venue suggests swapping the, idk, audience, because the way the gazebo and chairs sit you can see the person better if you are on the opposite side (does that make sense?  If my parents want to watch MY face, they sit on the opposite side from where I’m standing) so instead of swapping guests maybe I’ll just walk down the right…

    very interesting new thought…

    Post # 13
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Qitty:  Wow, I honeslty never thought about this until this post.

    Post # 14
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Wow! Never thought it about it like this before. Now you all have me thinking. I am a lefty, so I suppose the right, but it seems odd as if I should walk on the right. Ugh one more thing I have to think about I suppose.

    Post # 15
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Hmm interesting. I’m walking with both parents so I’ll be in the middle, making the choice very easy!

    I’ve seen the bride come in on either side of a single escort though, so my guess is just pick based on your preference.

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