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Why Does the Bride Stand to the Left of the Groom?

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The tradition of the groom standing to the right side of the bride originates in Anglo-Saxon, England. Since the groom was meant to protect his bride, she stood to his left so as to free his sword arm in the event of an attack.
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The tradition actually stems from the old days of "marriage by capture", when the groom needed to leave his right hand (his fighting hand) -- which he used to hold his sword
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The right side has traditionally being reserved for men, and is considered a position of priveledge and power. (i.e. Jesus is "seated" at the right side of God" ) In
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It is customary for the bride to stand to the left at the altar. Thanks for using
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To free his right hand, enabling him to protect the bride. The origin of the bride standing on the left goes back to the days when the groom would capture his bride by kidnapping
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