Post # 1
So, if there are ushers AND bridesmaids, they walk down the aisle together – I think – and then the Maid/Matron of Honor, then the bride.
BUT what happens since I have a Matron of Honor, and we have two Ushers?? Geez, I just realized I don’t know who walks down when. Maybe the ushers should go with the groom and Best Man to enter from the side?? Any suggestions? I was planning to have my Matron of Honor walk down ahead of me and my mom, who will be walking me down the aisle. Never thought when or where to have the ushers walk ….
Post # 3
To @Astra: Etiquette Snob here… lol
Processionals have different formats… what you’ve listed is just one.
So you have options.
If there are Ushers and No Bridesmaids, after your Mother (MOB) the Most Honoured Guest is seated, they can join up again at the back of the Church… and make their way to the front of the Church to stand with the Groom & the Best Man. Either via the centre aisle, or in a 3 aisle Church… up the right hand aisle, one behind the other (this is what my guys did at my First Wedding… where the Groom & Best Man had come to the front of the Church from a front-side entrance with the Minister)
*IF you are having an Aisle Runner… they would traditionally roll out the Runner, between your Mom being seated, and the Processional beginning.
Then the Processional would start…
Child Attendants can come first before the MOH… or behind her, infront of the Bride… again the choice is yours.
Hope this helps,
Post # 4
@This Time Round: Thank you, it does help – although my mom will be walking me down the aisle, and will seat herself, (or I will seat her?) – that’s another detail – we will have to reserve a seat in front for her. The ceremony will be out of doors (if it pleases the weather gods!) and the area sets up well for the groom/best man and perhaps ushers to enter either from the side or the center aisle. Thank you for your advice! Much appreciated!
Post # 5
Maybe you can walk as far as her seat, and you guys can do the French kiss-kiss thing there. Then your Hubby-2B can walk towards you, and you guys can meet in the space in the middle…
As I say there are lots of options… you will think of something that works for you and your Wedding Ceremony.
The important thing in this exchange… will only be that your Mother is Honoured appropriately… and I don’t see where that would be a problem as she has the ULTIMATE Honour of walking you down the aisle.
Hope this helps
Post # 6
@This Time Round: Thank you again!! I absolutely love the idea of FI walking towards me so we can meet in the middle – he is very gracious and well-mannered so it would be just his style. May I call you the Wedding Guru??!! 🙂