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Wedding Ceremony: Who Sits Where…

Wedding Ceremony: Who Sits Where…


February 23rd, 2014

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One common question bride and grooms often ask in regards to their wedding ceremony is who sits where. Believe it or not there is a proper order of who should walk in when and what relatives should sit where. I hope this information answers any questions you have.

For the ceremony:

First and Second Rows: Immediate Family, Parents, Siblings, Grandparents

Third thru Fifth Rows: Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Godparents, Stepfamily, other Special Guests.

In Christian ceremonies, the bride’s mother is always the last person to be seated (right after the groom’s mother), signifying that the ceremony is about to begin.

Generally, in Christian ceremonies, the bride’s family and guests sit on the left (when entering from the back) and groom’s side takes over the right. For Jewish services, it’s reversed. A mixed marriage? Either choose a system that works for you or don’t have a bride and groom’s side.

Traditionally for a ceremony, an usher offers his right arm to a female guest, while her male escort follows them down the aisle.

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