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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's the Traditional Order?

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When the bridesmaids walk down the wedding aisle, should the groomsmen walk down with them?

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Generally, at the beginning of a Christian ceremony the best man and the groom wait at the altar while the groomsmen walk in from the side or accompanying bridesmaids (they also may wait at the altar with the other men). The bridesmaids then proceed down the aisle, starting with the attendant who will stand farthest from the bride at the altar. In a Jewish ceremony, the groomsmen walk in pairs, followed by the best man, the groom and his parents, and then the bridesmaids.

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