Does the groom and the groomsmen always stand on the right side for the ceremony or is it ok to have them on the left? I've only been to 2 weddings and at both weddings the groom and the groomsmen were standing on the right side. I'm curious if it would be weird or look odd to have them on the left side instead.
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That is exactly why I'm asking. I have a missing tooth on my right side and so I would rather have my left side facing the guests and photographer. I want to make sure that I feel good and look good in the pictures
Yes but like pp said I don’t think that’s necessary to if you wanna change it up
I found this online and it made me laugh: Traditionally, the bride stands on the left at the altar and the groom stands on the right. According to The Knot and Compton’s Encyclopedia, this is not a coincidence: In historic, swashbuckling times, a man needed to keep his right arm free to draw his sword. Like the mythological Paris battling his way to the sea with Helen captured in his left arm, a prospective groom had to expect some resistance from the bride’s family or rival suitors well into the middle ages. As a majority of men are right-handed, it made sense to keep one’s bride on the left and leave one’s sword-arm free.
For my wedding I stood on the right and my husband was on the left. This was only because we got married outside and there was a small slope and if I had been on the left I would've looked taller than him haha. So I think you can do whatever you want and whatever makes you feel comfortable! It won't look odd if you switch it up.
I switched places with my husband for our ceremony (my left side is more photogenic, in my weird opinion). Gave my wedding planner a 10 second pause, but it was great, pictures are great, and everything was great.
I remember a post where the B & G "switched sides," but they did not switch their guests (e.g., the bride was on the right, but the "guests of the bride" were on the left). They did it specifically because one or both of their moms wanted to be able to see their child's face during the ceremony rather than look at their back.... I think this one really is a whatever you want issue!