Who should be the first to stand when a bride begins walking down the aisle? The Mother of the Bride. Or her parents. They have the honor of standing first.
Who normally ends up being the one who stands first? The person who wants be the first to get a photo of the bride as she walks in. This then causes a ripple affect which may make the Mother of the Bride be the last to see her daughter enter.
In this day and age when everyone wants to be the first to get a picture of a celebrity, accident, and/or special event, all etiquette goes out the window and its a mad rush, like when a stores opens its doors for Black Friday, to be the first to get the perfect photo.
This mad rush doesn’t give the professional photographer the chance to do their job nor does it give the families the honor to be filled with pride as they stand first, watching their child walk in. The family normally has to peek between standing guests in order to get a quick glimpse of their child.
How do i help lessen this? I will indicate, first to the Mother of the Bride to stand first, followed by the family, Unless, other guests stand first, then I just indicate to the family to go ahead and stand.
How do i graciously get the word out to guests that even though they may want to get the first or perfect picture of the bride walking in, odds are they won’t?
Share your thoughts and suggestions!