Questions & Answers
1.Who pays for the wedding?
2.Where do I start with my guest list?
3.Who do we invite if we're getting married abroad?
4.Who sends the invitations and when?
5.Should I set a dress code?
6. What time should the bride & groom get to the ceremony?
7.Do my bridesmaids enter before or after me?
8. What duties do the best man and ushers have?
9.Can my pet dog be part of my wedding?
10.Do we have to have favours?
11.Do we need a receiving line?
12.Should we offer a choice of food?
13.When are the speeches and in what order?
14.When should we register our gift list?
15.Can we ask for cash instead of presents?
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The bride signs her maiden name, for the last time, in the ...
The bride signs her maiden name, for the last time, in the register. At a church wedding the most usual two witnesses are the best man and the bride's father.
The chief bridesmaid and the best man, as well as the parents of the bridal pair, also follow into the vestry, where the groom claims the privilege of being the first to kiss his wife / partner , after which congratulations and good wishes are showered upon the newly married pair. The bridegroom then offers his left arm to his bride.
The attendants again take up her train and the bridal party leaves the church, passing down the gangway to the sound of the Wedding March, followed by the bride's father, who gives his arm to the groom's mother and the groom's father who escorts the bride's mother. The bride should not be halted for congratulations as she walks down the gangway and should take the first waiting car-usually recognizably trimmed with white ribbons-with her husband. The next car is reserved for her mother and her husband's father who are followed by the two remaining parents, then by the bridesmaids, after which the guests follow, either in their own transport, or if in a fleet of bridal cars, in order of precedence according to their placement in the church by the ushers.
The best man leaves in the last car, having seen everyone safely away. When, as in service weddings, there is a guard of honour, this should be stationed between the church door and the bridal car.