What grooms are really thinking when you walk down the aisle

Real grooms reveal what really crossed their minds as their brides walked down the aisle

What grooms are really thinking when you walk down the aisle
Find out what's really going through his head. Image: Inna Lesyk on Unsplash

Want to know what your groom is really thinking as you walk down aisle? We spoke to a selection of husbands to find out what was really running through their heads when their bride walked down the aisle. Be warned, it’s not always “she’s so beautiful…”

“To be honest I didn’t really pay much attention to my partner walking down the aisle. I was so worried about bursting out into floods of tears I was concentrating on staring at the ceiling and pinching myself to stop the tears flowing.”

“Somehow our morning turned into a real rush and I didn’t have time for breakfast and I was ridiculously hungry. So, yeah. I was daydreaming about lunch.”

“I knew she’d been stressing about the dress and I couldn’t wait to tell her how beautiful she looked.”


“I remember having this really strange out-of-body feeling like I couldn’t quite believe it was happening. After all the chat and planning it just didn’t feel real.”

“I know it’s cheesy, but I was just so excited to see her.”

“My wife is the first to admit that she’s really clumsy and with the combination of long trailing dress, new high shoes and uneven flagstones I was just really hoping she made it to me without tripping.”

“My wife chose to surprise me by walking down the aisle to the Jurassic Park theme tune (our favourite movie). I just couldn’t stop laughing and I fell a little bit more in love with her.”


“I get really shaky hands when I’m nervous (and my voice tends to shake too). I was just really hoping no one would notice.”

“Sometimes my face doesn’t really show how happy I am (particularly if I’m nervous) so I was concentrating on looking happy and not scowling.”

“Me and my wife did a first look, so her walking down the aisle was actually pretty relaxed. I’d already done all the embarrassing crying so I was free to just smile and enjoy it all.”

“My wife was 40 minutes late for the ceremony, so I was more than a little bit annoyed at her for keeping me and everyone waiting.”


“My mouth went so dry I was frantically (yet subtley) trying to scout out a drink.”

“Did I switch my phone to silent?”

“I felt a bit queasy and sweaty! Nothing to do with her (she looked amazing) just a combination of nerves and wearing a morning suit on the hottest day of the year!”

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