Who stands at the altar during a wedding?

Do groomsmen stand at the altar?

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. Right before the ceremony is about to begin, the parents of the groom and the mother of the bride should take their seats.

Does the order of groomsmen matter?

Line up your bridesmaids and groomsmen by height, with the shortest closest to the altar and the tallest the farthest away. … The exceptions to height order are your maid of honor and best man, who should stand directly next to each of you, no matter how tall they are.

Why do Grooms stand on the right?

By bringing a sword of course! Standing to the right of his lady meant the groom could defend his bride by holding her back with his left hand while drawing the sword away from her to fend off his competition. … We’re pretty sure people try to refrain from bringing swords to a wedding, but hey, tradition tends to stick.

Does the maid of honor walk alone?

The Maid or Matron of Honor: The maid or matron of honor will walk alone after other members of the bridal party. The Flower Girl(s) and/or Ring Bearer(s): The children chosen will walk down the aisle one after the other. They can sit with their parents once they are done.

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