Julie Anne & Edmund,

Ceremony: Ballykelly Church, New Ross,

Co. Wexford

Reception: The Ferrycarraig Hotel, Wexford


Geraldine & Maurice
Ceremony: St. Mary’s Cathedral,                                       Kilkenny City.

Reception: The Rivercourt Hotel, Kilkenny City

Deirdre & Oldrich
Ceremony: St. Brigid’s Church, Kilbride, Co. Meath

Reception: Leixlip House Hotel, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

Martina & Richard,

Ceremony: Duiske Abbey, Graiguemanagh,

Co. Kilkenny

Reception: River Court Hotel, Kilkenny


Ciara & Donal,

Ceremony: Clara Vale, Co. Wicklow

Reception: Ballybeg House, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow


Grace & Jules,

Ceremony: St. Brigid’s Church, Kilmacthomas,

Co. Waterford

Reception: Gold Coast Hotel, Dungarvan,

Co. Waterford


Wedding Etiquette For The

Traditional Girl

I am often asked just before the ceremony begins some etiquette questions Here are the answers to the

most frequently asked questions. Bear in mind it’s your day, so go with what suits you best.

What side of the church do the bride and groom’s guests sit on?

Traditionally the bride’s guests sit on the left and the groom’s guest sit on the right side of the aisle. If

one side of the aisle has less guests the usher will often direct guests to the other side of the aisle to

create balance.

What should I do with the engagement ring?

Before the ceremony begins, place the engagement ring on your right hand. After your groom puts your

wedding band on you can place the engagement ring back on your left hand. The wedding band should

be worn first as it is closer to your heart.

On what side does the father walk when escorting the bride up the aisle?

Traditionally the bride walks on her father’s left side. If the bride has a long train she should consider

walking on the right side so her father doesn’t have to step over the train to take his seat. Traditionally

the father will shake hands with the groom then offer his daughter’s hand before taking his seat.

What do I do with my veil during the ceremony?

Your maid of honour will help you put your veil over your face before you walk down the aisle. Your

father will lift the veil off your face and give you a kiss before handing you over to your groom. Your

maid of honour will then fix the veil so it looks neat and tidy.

What do I do with my bouquet during the ceremony?

Before you exchange vows hand your maid of honour your bouquet. She will mind your bouquet up to

the signing of the register.

Emma & Mike,

Ceremony: Church of the Assumption, Thomastown,

Co. Kilkenny

Reception: Hotel Kilkenny,