Wedding Ceremony Q&As

Answers to who walks when, who stands where, and other ways to make sure your ceremony is perfect.

Q: I am confused. Where does the matron of honor stand during the ceremony? I thought the maid of honor stood nearest the bride. 

A: You are right. Traditionally, the maid of honor stands closest to the bride. At a Christian ceremony she is to the brides left and the other bridesmaids (including the matron of honor if there is one) stand behind them. At a Jewish ceremony the maid of honor stands to the brides right with the brides parents next to her and the other attendants to their right. However, as with so many bridal traditions, the rules have relaxed a bit and you can certainly choose to have both your maid of honor and matron of honor stand beside you at the ceremony.

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