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#11 meeshamillz

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    Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:05 AM

    Since I am going with a certain hairstyle that will make my left side the side I would want to be facing our guests I would like to stand to th right of my future husband when we are getting married. I googled this question and found this interesting thread with the answer on theknot.com

     

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    It is customary for the bride to stand to the left at the altar, though you may not be so keen on the reasons why. 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 -- free in the event that he should need to defend his bride from other suitors who may try to wisk her off at the last minute. Pretty dramatic, huh? Today, most couples still choose to stand with the gent on the right -- probably because they haven't really given it much thought. If you would like to mix things up, feel free to stand on whichever side makes you feel most comfortable. One thing to consider -- if you are having a religious ceremony, check with your officiant and make sure that changing your positions at the altar won't go against the beliefs of your church in any way."

     

    here is the link

     

    http://wedding.thekn...aspx?MsdVisit=1

     

    What do you think?



    #12 futuremrstgun

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      Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:13 AM

      nice to know the reasoning behind it...so, here's the question i have for you...can't you do the style to the right?  or is the 'left' your better 'hair side'???

       

      but to be frank, i bet no one will really notice if you stand on the right...

       

      R~



      #13 meeshamillz

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        Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:39 AM

        Funny you asked that..I just posted the reason in the hairstyles thread.... In addition to my hair being on the fine textured side.When I was younger my mom used to pull my ponytails too tight when she did my hair so on the right side of my head my edges are thinner then the left side. So when I get braids on that side they look super spaced out. So I would get the braids on the fuller side, my left side and that is the side I would like to be facing my guest. I can cover it well if i were to just wear a slicked back look so it wouldn't matter...but the "Jill" would definitely have to go on the left side of my head.

         

        By the way I heard her new album was the bomb! have you heard it? I got it off of itunes but havent had the chance to listen to it yet.
         

        Originally Posted by futuremrstgun 

        nice to know the reasoning behind it...so, here's the question i have for you...can't you do the style to the right?  or is the 'left' your better 'hair side'???

         

        but to be frank, i bet no one will really notice if you stand on the right...

         

        R~



         



        #14 meeshamillz

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          Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:42 AM

          FYI: I am 10 posts away from 150 posts! lol

           

          I guess it wouldn't really matter if the side where the hair is hanging is facing the guests or not... Well yes it does because I want them to not only see my fabulous braids but my fabulous makeup while we are in front of the guests!

           

          Felicia



          #15 Sharon99

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            Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:46 AM

            I say you can stand on whatever side you want. After all we picked to have a DW so there is nothing traditional about it!! Go for it! I think thats the best part about a DW, you can choose to do what you want!



            #16 meeshamillz

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              Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:09 AM

              Thanks! I was thinking the same thing. Now I just have to convince future hubby... I don't think he even pays attention to where people stand when we go to weddings anyway so that shouldn't be a problem.

              I say you can stand on whatever side you want. After all we picked to have a DW so there is nothing traditional about it!! Go for it! I think thats the best part about a DW, you can choose to do what you want!



               



              #17 meeshamillz

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                Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:10 AM

                By the way, I love your profle pic...

                 

                Originally Posted by futuremrstgun 

                nice to know the reasoning behind it...so, here's the question i have for you...can't you do the style to the right?  or is the 'left' your better 'hair side'???

                 

                but to be frank, i bet no one will really notice if you stand on the right...

                 

                R~



                 



                #18 ssapper

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                  Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:14 AM

                  I say stand on whichever side you want!!!  unless you expect your husband will need to fend off other would be suitors! what an interesting reason for the bride standing on the left!!!



                  #19 futuremrstgun

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                    Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:27 AM

                    i havent' heard it yet..BUT..i'm in love with the ANTHONY HAMILTON joint she does...so much so that that song is making the CD favor track list..its a MUST-HAVE...its already a 'classic' in my book..did u happen to catch her on jimmy fallon last weekend?  she was giving up FABULOUSNESS with her weightloss and new do...in a red dress to boot! i was all..YOU BETTER WORK, JILLY FROM PHILLY!    she's still holdin' it down for the big girls but i'm loving her new slimmed down curves!!!  R~



                    #20 JayKay

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                    Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:29 PM


                    I always wondered why brides always stand on that side.  I think im going to stand on the side that the wind is blowing into, then my hair will blow away from my face rather then into my face!
                     

                    Originally Posted by meeshamillz 

                    Since I am going with a certain hairstyle that will make my left side the side I would want to be facing our guests I would like to stand to th right of my future husband when we are getting married. I googled this question and found this interesting thread with the answer on theknot.com

                     

                    "

                    A.

                     

                    It is customary for the bride to stand to the left at the altar, though you may not be so keen on the reasons why. 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 -- free in the event that he should need to defend his bride from other suitors who may try to wisk her off at the last minute. Pretty dramatic, huh? Today, most couples still choose to stand with the gent on the right -- probably because they haven't really given it much thought. If you would like to mix things up, feel free to stand on whichever side makes you feel most comfortable. One thing to consider -- if you are having a religious ceremony, check with your officiant and make sure that changing your positions at the altar won't go against the beliefs of your church in any way."

                     

                    here is the link

                     

                    http://wedding.thekn...aspx?MsdVisit=1

                     

                    What do you think?



                     






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