Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)


Question: My girlfriend and I are getting married in a few months. We are a same-sex couple and don’t want to go the traditional route of one of us walking up the aisle toward the other. Is it OK for a couple to walk up the aisle at the same time?

Answer: Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and marriage! The good news is, same-sex or not, you can personalize your ceremony however you see fit. Walk up the aisle hand-in-hand or single file. If one or both of you is being “given away” or escorted by a loved one, go two-by-two and then have each loved one do a “hand off” at the end of the aisle. Or, come up with something else that fits your personality as a couple. It’s your Big Day. Dance up the aisle if that works for you!



Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com.