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Why Does The Bride Walk On The Left Up The Aisle?
19 June 2018, 16:16
Mystery Hour Question
Question: Why does the bride walk on the left hand side when walking up the aisle with her father? Haval, Norbury
Name: Alison, Ripley
Qualification: Spent 20 years as a Superintended Registrar marrying people.
Answer: The reason is historical, for the father to keep his sword arm free as he walks his daughter up the aisle, should anyone object or leap out.
When the husband walks his wife down the aisle he likewise will walk on that side so he keeps his sword arm free.