Where does the Groom stand in formal photos and family group shots? If you are looking directly at the photo, legend has it that the groom stands on the left because his sword is positioned on his left hip and when he needs to protect his bride, he will unshield his sword. That's the reason why he stands on the left. I have seen the bride oppose to that theory and she wanted the groom to stand on the right. Who's right and who's wrong and what's the story behind it all? I think is has to do with the culture and religion maybe? Any insight? Thanks.