Attendance at Weddings

The President and his wife attended by his ADC, are met at the church door 5 minutes before the hour of the ceremony (and just before the entrance of the bride’s mother, who enters last) by the Chief Usher, and are escorted to the first right-hand pew.

Procession down the Aisle:

  • ADC
  • President and Usher
  • President’s wife.

Guests should rise when the President enters the Church and of course will be standing as his party withdraw, as they follow immediately after the bridal party and before the other guests.

If they attend the reception, the President and wife are received first. On arrival at the place of the reception the President and his wife are met by a member of the family or close friend and looked after during their stay. They customarily leave after the toast to the bride. The President does not propose such a toast, except under very unusual circumstances.