Once all the guests are seated, the groom will walk down the aisle with his mother followed by the bridal party – flower girls scattering petals, boys carrying the ring and the bride accompanied by her father. The couple will then be seated on red velvet chairs to exchange their vows.
At French weddings, the focus is on the two families coming together. French weddings tend to be less gendered: when the girl gets her ring, she typically gives the groom a nice watch. The bride and groom each have a mix of male and female witnesses, all of whom contribute to the planning of the day.