Tips on Walking Down the Aisle

Walking down the aisle is one of the most memorable experiences of your wedding day. This moment is charged with emotion, anticipation and adrenaline, and it begins the story of your the entire ceremony. For this reason, it’s essential to make it as flawless and memorable as possible. As experienced wedding photographers, we’ve witnessed countless aisle walks, and we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you glide down the aisle with grace and confidence.

Practice Makes Perfect:

Don’t underestimate the power of practicing your walk. Use your wedding rehearsal to familiarise yourself with the aisle’s length and any potential obstacles. Practice walking in your wedding shoes to get used to the heel height and to break them in before the big day.

Choose the Right Music:

The right song can set the perfect tone for your walk down the aisle. Whether it’s a traditional bridal march or a favourite love song, choose something that resonates with you and will help pace your steps.

Maintain a Steady Pace:

When it’s finally time to walk down the aisle, resist the urge to rush. Take slow, steady steps, keeping in tune with your chosen music. Some brides say that it’s helpful to wait until their dress hits the back of the leg before taking another step. Remember, this is your moment, and it’s not something you want to rush through.

Carry Your Bouquet Correctly:

Your bouquet adds beauty to your overall look, but it also serves as a tool to help with posture. Hold it lightly in your hands, resting against your hip or stomach. Remember – “pubes, not boobs”. This will help keep your flowers in an elegant position while keeping shoulders down and back, promoting good posture.

Keep Your Chin Up:

It’s natural to want to look down, especially if you’re nervous or trying to avoid tripping over your dress. However, for the best photos, try to keep your chin up and look straight ahead at your fiancĂ©. This will give you a more confident and graceful appearance.


While it may seem obvious, remember to smile as you walk down the aisle. This is a joyous occasion, and you want your photos to reflect that. A genuine smile can light up your face and make your photos even more beautiful.

Trust Your Photographer:

A professional wedding photographer will know how to capture this moment perfectly. Trust them to find the best angles and lighting to create the most stunning photos of your aisle walk.

Walking down the aisle is an emotional, unforgettable moment. These tips will ensure that you look and feel your best, making this moment even more special. As your wedding photographers, we promise to capture this beautiful moment in a way that showcases your grace and happiness, providing you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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