Which side should the groom stand?

What side of the altar does the groom stand?

In Christian ceremonies, the bride’s family sits on the left, the groom’s on the right. Likewise, the bride stands at the left at the altar while the groom stands to her right.

Why is the groom on the right side?

This tradition originates way back when men carried swords and the groom needed to keep his right arm free (assuming he was right handed!) to be able to draw his sword to protect his bride. This means that the bride traditionally walks down the aisle on the left hand side to be greeted by the groom on her right.

What side does the man walk on in a wedding?

The wedding party should enter the ceremony venue in the order listed below, with men on the right and women on the left when walking down the aisle together. At the altar, the groom and groomsmen stand on the right side while the bride and her bridesmaids stand on the left, with the officiant positioned in the center.

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