According to Polish custom, the bride and groom are actually the first to enter the church. They go in and sit down in front of the altar while all the guests file in.
We decided to do it a little more “American” style: my Dad escorted Kinga’s mother in, and I escorted my Mom, followed by the bridesmaids and groomsmen.
I stood by the altar for a few moments and then Kinga came in.
Shortly after that, Kinga and I went to a small room off the main altar with Johnny, the best man, and Maja, the maid of honor, for all the paper signing and other technicalities.
After that and a small misshap concerning a Bible, we returned to our places and the Mass began