Bride With Bouquet In Hand And Groom

Amy and Stuart Photography

Why is it that the groom is left to sweat it out at the wedding ceremony awaiting the "fashionably late" arrival of his bride? Well it has nothing to do with fashion, that's for sure.

The tradition behind the groom being there first stems from the idea it was his duty to literally lead the bride into her new life of love and happiness. For those keen to keep tradition alive, the groom should say his vows first - a convention which began as a nod to his position of responsibility within the union.

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