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Wedding Ceremony Questions

If you are already in the throws of wedding planning, it probably does not surprise you that wedding ceremonies can have a lot of problems that you need to deal with. Fortunately, TheKnot.com has all of the wedding expertise to answer even your toughest wedding ceremony questions. We will fill you in on alternatives to unity candles, how to decorate for a church wedding, and whether or not you should get a gift for your ceremony officiant. We also have advice for child attendants, how a wedding recessional works, and the best way to plan a nondenominational wedding. We have answers to questions like, "How can we honor a deceased loved one at our wedding ceremony?" and "Who should walk me down the aisle?" Another popular wedding ceremony question we answer is, "How should an uneven wedding party walk down the aisle?" Plus, get tips on the receiving line, such as whether or not to include stepparents and whether or not a receiving line is really necessary. We will even let you know fun ways to include your pets in your wedding ceremony. Have a question you don't see answered? Submit it to Carley and you just might see the answer show up on our site!

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Wedding Processional: What Are Some Unique Ways to Do It?


I'm trying to find fresh ideas on how to have the groomsmen and bridesmaids come down the wedding aisle. Any thoughts?


There are many ways in which the groomsmen and bridesmaids can proceed down the aisle during the ceremony. Sometimes the groomsmen slip in a door at the front of the church and line up accordingly, waiting for the bridesmaids to process down the aisle. Or each groomsman can escort each bridesmaid down the aisle, or they can meet the gals halfway and escort them from there. Otherwise, the groomsmen can walk down the aisle together in a line and wait for the women. It's really up to you how you would like to do this but depending on the type of ceremony, your officiant may offer suggestions and requirements, if any.

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