Where did all the habits, the faiths and the traditions surrounding the marriage come from? Here are some explanations.
The bride’s family and friends sit on the left side of the main aisle facing the altar. The right-hand side is reserved for the groom’s guests, though care should be taken to balance both sides as much as possible. Older persons are seated first. The couple’s parents sit in the first pew and the grand-parents in the second pew. A few pews may be reserved for special guests and are generally marked with flowers and ribbons. All the other guests are seated from front to back behind the first reserved pews.