Let´s talk about wedding ceremonies. I would especially like to concentrate on symbolic ones - the ones that are not happening in the registry office or the church, but anywhere you like, and performed by specialised officiant or your family member or friend, thus may have quite a free flow on how everything is organised and what´s going on during the ceremony process.
As far as I have been witnessing, fashion to hold symbolic ceremonies came after they have become popular in the USA - remember all these movies with father of the bride leading his blushing daughter down the aisle, to meet her groom, and where they exchange vows and rings under the arch, in front of the guests seating on the both sides of the aisle?.. Romantic and beautiful, no wonder so many couples have adopted the trend. The symbolic ceremony lets the couples personalise their wedding day, celebrate their real union, exchange heartfelt vows in front of their families and friends at the best fitting place, time and manner, choosing their own wedding officiant and negotiating his or her ceremony speech. And no wonder, that many couples afterwards perceive the day of such a symbolic ceremony as their main wedding day.
I will be talking, of course, a lot about various details of the wedding ceremonies in my next posts. But today I would like to concentrate on one question: should the couple sit or stand in front of the "altar", during the ceremony?