The Time when They Say “I Do”  

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In my previous post I talked about our Roadtrip to Oxford, Alabama. We stay there for 2 nights and on the second day we attended my husband’s friend’s wedding where he was one of the groomsmen at that time. That was the first time I attended a wedding here in the US. The wedding ceremony started at 4pm and lasted for almost an hour. They have almost the same arrangement as the traditional Filipino church wedding.

Some of the things that I noticed that were different are:

They had only two bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen, no Godparents, no flower girls and the ring bearer is the best man. The groomsmen serve as escorts before the wedding starts. They escort the attendees and lead them to their respected locations. During the wedding procession the pastor, groom and best man, enter through a side door and wait at the altar. The groomsmen will escort the parents of the groom, grand parents and other people that are part of the entourage and then go back and the groomsmen and bridesmaids will walk down in pairs.

As is the same with a Filipino wedding, the grandest part of any wedding ceremony is when the bridal party makes its entrance. The air is full of eagerness, and the groom nervously awaits his first sight of his bride in her wedding dress.



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