Aussie Bees: How did everyone get down YOUR aisle?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@ksus07:  I’ve never seen mothers get escorted down the aisle or seen the groom/groomsman walk down in the aisle/escort the bridesmaids down the aisle in any of the civil or religious weddings I have been to in Australia. I assumed it was a US/regional thing.  But if you want to do it nothing to say you can’t. Start a new trend here if you like!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@ksus07:  We’ll just be doing the standard mothers seating themselves as they wish with the rest of the guests and FI and the groomsman will stand at the end of the aisle from the start waiting for the girls. Giris will walk in unescorted.  Because it’s all we’ve known this is how we just always envisioned it would be and are happy to go with the Australian ‘tradition’ in this case. Haven’t considered any other options 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Same – the only Aus weddings I’ve been to where the bridesmaids were escorted was in churches, other than that the groomsmen are standing up the front with the Groom – at least he will have friendly company 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Yeah- me too… Mum will be seated up the front, FI and his brothers standing with the celebrant and then my sister (MOH) will walk down unattended with me and Dad following. In the UK the bridesmaids/MOH follow the bride down the aisle.

My rellies are going to think we’re bonkers… Garden sunset wedding at a winery and my MOH wandering down solo with me following- not what they are used to!!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

@ksus07:  It may be my dirty mind but your title is making me giggle.

I agree with everyone else. Not that common here to have everyone escorted in.

 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

All the weddings I have been to the groom and groomsmen are already at the altar and the bridesmaids come down the aisle just before the bride. I think the whole mother of the groom and the groomsmen walking down the aisle is more of an American thing, just like how they do father of the bride and mother of the groom dances. I have never seen that at Aussie weddings but just do what feels right to you.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Echoing everyone else here, I’ve never seen mothers escorted down the aisle, and the groom and groomsmen wait at the alter. It always seemed odd to me on movies and tv when the mothera came down the aisle!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ksus07:  I’ve been to lots of Australian church weddings (and quite a few non church too) and I’ve never seen the bridesmaids escorted up the aisle. Whether it’s church or not, that part is always the same: groom is up the front with the groomsmen, all parents except father of the bride are already seated, bride escorted by father, bridesmaids walk alone (either before or after the bride, both ways are done here).

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I have been a BM in my sister’s church wedding and my FSIL’s civil wedding (both Aussie cermonies) and we didn’t get escorted in either one.

We did walk down the isle before the bride though. In both weddings the GM were standing next to the groom at the front/atlar. The bride was escorted by her father in both with the mother already seated. 

This is also the way my FI and I plan on doing it except I plan on asking both my mother and father on walking me down the isle. My father for tradition and my mother because she raised me as a single mum. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

ksus07:  So completely unrelated, but I love your avatar!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I’ve seen both options happen at church and civil ceremonies and I’m undecided. I think it will be nice for FH to not have to stand on his own while waiting for me but I just don’t know.

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