RELATED: SHOULD OUR WEDDING PARTY SIT OR STAND DURING THE CEREMONY? … “It’s perfectly normal for the officiant to say ‘please rise’ during the bridal processional, signaling guests to stand for the bride’s walk down the aisle,” says Sabrina Zeile, of Weddings By Sabrina.
Do guests stand when bride enters?
In many weddings of Western religions, the congregation stands as the bride enters. Just follow the crowd. The to-be-weds’ families will undoubtedly stand if that’s what the couple wants, and the guests can follow suit. Keep standing until the officiant instructs the congregation to be seated.
How does the wedding party walk in?
Bridesmaids and ushers walk in pairs (if there are uneven numbers, the odd person can walk alone, or two maids or groomsmen can walk together). The maid or matron of honor walks alone. The ring bearer walks alone, followed by the flower girl, or the children can walk together.
WHO lifts the bride’s veil?
Your father can lift the veil to give you a kiss when you both reach the end of the aisle. Most brides prefer having their dads lift the veil so they can see clearly throughout the ceremony. Or you can wait until after you and your groom have exchanged vows and have been announced by the officiant as husband and wife.
How long does a wedding processional take?
It should take no longer than 3-4 minutes for the entire wedding party to walk down the aisle with the bride taking approximately 30-45 seconds. Of course, the length of the aisle and how you want to time the processional with your music will make a difference in how long it takes to walk down the aisle.
How many songs should be in a wedding processional?
How Many Songs Should Be In A Processional? Typically there are least two (sometimes more) songs in the wedding processional. The bride (if this wedding has a bride) usually gets her own song, then another song is picked out for the groom and the wedding party.
Do the best man and maid of honor walk together?
The maid of honor walks alone since the best man is already at the altar. Both the ring bearer and flower girl walk alone, and in that order. Optionally, they can walk together if you prefer.