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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: Where Does the Bell Girl Fit In?

Q.

I am helping a friend with her wedding party setup. There's a maid of honor, a bridesmaid, two junior bridesmaids, two ring girls, one flower girl, and a bell girl, who will announce that the bride has arrived. I'd like your opinion on the bell girl: Where is she placed in the wedding processional?

A.

It sounds like your friend has found a great way to include children who are important to her in the wedding. If the bell girl's role is to announce that the bride has arrived, put her directly before the bride on the way in. So the order would be: junior bridesmaids, bridesmaid, MOH, ring girls, flower girl, bell girl, bride.

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