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Which Side Does The Groom Stand On?

Which side does the groom stand?

One of our most frequently asked questions!


Traditionally at the wedding ceremony, the groom stands to the right of the bride.

But why?

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.

Clearly, the world has moved on but this tradition still seems to be one that many couples like to follow. Interestingly, even the most informal of weddings, clients have still wanted to recognise or have a nod to old traditions.

Remember, it's your day and if this tradition is not for you, that's OK too!

Until next time,

Happy Planning

Val x

Image credit: Martin Neeves Photography

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