Wedding Ceremony Etiquette Questions: Answered!

Ceremony & Vows
Wedding Ceremony Etiquette Tips

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Your wedding ceremony — it's the moment you've been waiting for and have been carefully planning for months. But as your walk down the aisle approaches, chances are you have a few questions: "Is there a way I can incorporate our beloved pet?" "How do we order our bridal party for the processional?" "Can my stepdad give me away?" We tapped our favorite wedding etiquette experts to answer these questions and so many more.

From how to seat divorced, remarried, and widowed parents to what should be expected of a non-religious bridesmaid during a faith-oriented service, we've have every single thing you need to know about your ceremony covered.

Plus, our experts even helped us tackle some logistical questions you may not have considered. Do you want to know the best way to manage heels for a beach wedding? Or, maybe you're curious about the appropriate amount of time between the ceremony and reception? And, if you opt for a pre-reception break, what can you do to keep guests happy (hint: we love a hospitality suite!).

So whether you're looking for answers on how to manage your family or how to schedule the day, we have everything you need to know about your wedding ceremony in one handy place. Bonus: we even crafted three tips to keep yourself from crying (happy tears!) during your vows!

Click through to see all of our etiquette tips for the wedding ceremony in the full slideshow!

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