Wedding Ceremony Q&As

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

Q: The guest list for my side of the family is very large, whereas my fiancé will have only a few guests. Since we don’t want his side of the church almost empty, may we have the ushers seat people evenly on both sides of the aisle? 

A: Absolutely. There’s nothing wrong with making sure there’s a balance. Just alert your ushers to your wishes and tell them that as your side starts to fill, they should begin seating more guests with your fiancé’s family and friends. And if any guest should protest “but I’m a friend of the bride,” your ushers can say it’s your preference to fill the church evenly. Besides, they’ll be able to see and hear the ceremony better than if they were sitting far back on your side.

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