I’ve been planning on standing on the right side because honestly i hate the way my right profile looks. Maybe it’s vain but I just don’t want to look back on my wedding ceremony pictures and hate them because of that. We aren’t very traditional so it didn’t matter that much in my opinion but my fiancé recently stated he’s not the biggest fan of the idea. He thinks it’ll just be weird because “nobody ever does that”. He’s never one to care about other’s opinions so that kind of took me off guard. What is everyone else’s opinion? Would you think it’s really weird if you went to a wedding and the bride was standing on the right side?
Literally no one will care or even notice. The reason for that tradition stems from back in the day when the groom needed his sword hand (right hand) free in case of attack. Also, some religions/cultures have the bride on the right side, like in Judaism. Do whatever makes you happy!
I stood on the right for the same reason. Not an issue at all. The reason why the groom typically stood on the right was because it was easier to unsheathe his sword in case someone attempted to take the bride, which is completely not a thing anymore (at least in the Western world). Stand on the right side and enjoy your pictures!
I wouldn't do it myself but that is only because I am extremely OCD and have been imagining myself on the left so long it would be hard to change in my mind. I see no real issue. Most people will take seating cues from ushers or from where your families are sitting. If anyone even notices the switch they won't say anything since it is merely tradition and no other reason.
I didn't know this was a thing until someone posted about it here a few days ago! I also hate my right side for photos, so we are considering this!
One of the commenters made a great point though, she said to make sure the boutonnieres on the groom and his GMs are on the other side, if you are planning to stand on the right! (As they are typically pinned on the left side of their lapels)
Who cares about what side people sit or stand on? Unless you have some sort of rigidly traditional family, I don't think anyone even considers this any more. I have not been to a wedding where you "sit on the side of the person you came for" since I was a small child. Generally couples encourage their guests to mix and mingle and sit wherever they please, so I think you can stand on whichever side you feel more comfortable standing on.
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That basically is the theme of my wedding. I’m standing on the right Not changing my last nameNot having any kidsWe have technically been married almost 2 years at our wedding Not doing bouquet/garter toss But please give us gifts please and thank you for coming ❤️
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You and I should be friends lol. Also not changing my name, not having kids, no bouquet/getter toss, no first dances, not cutting a cake (cake sucks; we’re having a dessert bar full of mini desserts from local bakeries), we’re doing Thai food, and there will be a raptor educational program during the cocktail hour (the venue does raptor recovery as well). Best of luck on your non-traditional wedding! 🙂
Fun fact: the reason brides traditionally stand to the left is so the groom can better fend off any potential suitors or relatives who wish to rescue her (this tradition emerges from back when brides were often kidnapped by their grooms). It's a pretty horrible reason, so if anything, you standing to your right is a great way to leave it in the dust where it belongs!