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5 Top Frequently Asked Questions when having a Destination Wedding

5 Top Frequently Asked Questions when having a Destination Wedding

Through out I Do, Guatemala's  years of experience of planning weddings,  we have listed a series of questions and answers that our couples have found very useful when organizing their destination wedding.  Having seen the results,we decided to share this information with you all!

Here are 5 Frequently Asked Questions and Our Answers:

1)  WHAT SIDE OF THE CHURCH SHOULD THE BRIDE AND GROOM STAND ON DURING THE CEREMONY?

If you are in the church facing the altar, the bride should stand on the left and the groom on the right. Guests of the bride and groom should follow suit, sitting on the side of whoever they know best or are related to (tell mutual friends to sit on the side that are less people). For Jewish ceremony it is the opposite.

2)  WHO LIFTS THE BRIDE'S VEIL?

If you like to keep things classic there are two options:

  • The Father of the Bride, when he gives the bride away, revealing her to the groom.
  • The Groom right before the kiss.

3)  WHEN SHOULD THE BRIDE TAKE OF THE VEIL AFTER THE CEREMONY?

It is perfectly okay to wear the veil for the entire reception. However, there are two optimal times to take it off:

  • Right after the ceremony. Make sure you have your hairstylist show your maid of honor or your wedding planner how to do this without messing up your hairdo.
  • After your first dance, while your guests are eating.

Once the veil is off, ask your wedding planner to place it in your bridal suite.

 

4)  WHERE DO YOU PUT YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING DURING THE CEREMONY?

Wear the ring on your right hand, or give it to your grandmother or aunt to hold it for you. If you want to wear your engagement ring for the reception, put it on during your ride to the venue, or just before being announced.

For Jewish weddings, it is fine to wear your engagement ring, and then exchange stone-free wedding bands if you want to keep the tradition. Remember! The band is usually worn closest to the heart, therefore on your left hand.

5)  WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GREET GUESTS IF YOU DON'T WANT A RECEIVING LINE?

If you want to avoid a receiving line, greet your guests during the reception by going from table to table during the first course. Also, make a short speech thanking guests for coming. It is also polite to thank vendors and parent for their support.

We will continue in another article with other top frequently asked questions.  And we hope these tips help make your day as special as you want it to be!

 

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