How does the top table go at a wedding?
If you do decide to have a top table, it traditionally needs to seat 8 persons including: the bride and groom, the parents, the maid of honour and the best man. The bride’s party should sit directly to the right of the groom, with his family to the left of his bride.
What is the order of seating for a wedding?
As a general guideline, the person closest to the bride comes down the aisle closest in order to the bride. That means the grandparents of the groom go first, followed by the grandparents of the bride. Next up: the mother/parents of the groom, followed by the mother of the bride.
Who walks the groom’s mother down the aisle?
As the wedding begins, the groom’s mother will be escorted down the aisle, to the first pew, right-hand side, by the head usher or a groomsman who is a family member. A nice touch includes the groom escorting his mother down the aisle. As the groom’s mother is escorted to her seat, her husband will follow along behind.
Why does the bride’s family sit on the left?
If the bride’s family was able to make it past the groomsmen, the groom needed to be ready to protect himself and his bride. Therefore, he needed the bride to stand on his left so he could use his right hand, his fighting arm, to fight off his attackers with his sword.