One of the most overlooked elements of a wedding ceremony is positioning the wedding party.
This is the general rule of thumb where everyone should stand:
You also have the option to step to the side when it comes times for the exchange of rings and the kiss (you can stay here for the remainder of the ceremony):
And here’s a pic on how I do it…
Here’s a quick vid for brides and grooms (as well as bridesmaids and groomsmen) demonstrating where they should stand.
p.s. this is told from the perspective of me talking to the bride and groom. You can also ignore the lion.. you’ll see what I mean :)