Your question: Why does the bride have to be on the left?

Can a bride stand on the right?

A: You are totally right! It is traditional for the bride to stand on the left side of the altar (if you’re facing it), and the groom on the right. But it’s actually the opposite for Jewish weddings, where the bride stands on the right (and her family is on the right side) and the groom on the left.

Why is the bride on the right?

This tradition dates back to the Middle Ages, when grooms kept their sword-fighting right hand open for combat with those trying to rescue the bride, who was often kidnapped before the wedding. …

Which mother is seated first at a wedding?

In Christian ceremonies, the bride’s mother is always seated last and the groom’s mother is seated just before her. The seating of the bride’s mother usually signals the ceremony is about to begin. 7.

Who sits at table 1 at a wedding?

Typically, the bride sits on the groom’s left, with the best man on the bride’s right and the maid of honor on the groom’s right. Head table seating is traditionally boy-girl, but you don’t have to follow this tradition.

Where do step parents sit at a wedding?

If your parent has remarried or is engaged, obviously, your stepparent should sit next to him/her during the ceremony. However, if they are just dating, they can sit anywhere. Sometimes couples will have them sit in the second row just behind your parent so they are still close, or they can sit wherever you they want.

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