Bridal Procession – how are y'all doing it?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
22122 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

Welcome to Weddingbee! My ceremony wasn’t Catholic, but I’ve been a bridesmaid in a Catholic wedding before, and that was pretty close to how their processional went!

We got married in our church (Methodist) and the only difference was that we had the groomsmen escort the moms and grandmas in and then stay up front, and the bridesmaids processed on their own. 🙂

Post # 4
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We did ours pretty traditional, but we had my MIL and FIL walk in together, then my DH escort my mom, then the groomsmen all together, then the BMs one at a time, then my dad and I. Several people told me they had never seen the groom escort his MIL, and thought it was a really cute idea… I didn’t realize it was that unusual. 

Post # 5
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’re having the groom and all groomsmen up front for the start. Then the bridesmaids will process in one at a time, followed by me and my dad. Our wedding is in a Baptist church. 

Post # 6
2454 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are doing it this way:

Officiant walks down the aisle and greets the guests and tells them to turn off devices.

Music starts.

Mother of the Bride escorted by Brother of the Bride

Mother and Father of the Groom

All groomsmen (from the far side)

Groom (down the aisle unescorted) 

Jr. Bridesmaid and Ring Boy

Bridesmaid 1

Bridesmaid 2

Bridesmaid 3 + Flower Baby

Maid of Honor

Bride and Father

Post # 7
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

IDK what we are doing yet.  FI wants to enter after the WP enters but he wants to come in with BM.  Not sure how that works but yeah.  I really dont care since I wont be there to see it all happen. 

Post # 8
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

yup. thats basically the same way we are doing ours!

Post # 9
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did Pastor


DH and MOG

MOH and BM

GM and BMs

Ring bearer (we didn’t have a FG)

Bride and FOB


Post # 10
3534 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our venue has a stage that the ceremony will take place on.  This might get a little complicated, but I’ll try to explain! 🙂

FI and officiant, who is one of his best friends, will walk in together and up onto the stage.

Our 4 groomsmen and best man will walk down the aisle in reverse order (I.E. the best man will be last in line) and line up in that order in front of the stage by the stairs.

As my BMs come out in reverse order, their respective groomsman will escort them up the stairs onto the stage and both will take their place in their proper position.

MOH and best man will do the same.  

Our 2 flower girls and ring bearer will come out together and FI will help them get up the few stairs and onto the stage.

FI and our officiant will come down the stairs and then my dad and I will walk in.

When we reach FI, my mom and FI’s parents will join us, our officiant will speak some words regarding our families joining together, the support our parents have given us and ask who is giving me away.  My mom and dad will both say “we do” and FI and I will hug our own parents as well as each other’s parents.  They will take their seats while FI and I join hands and follow the officiant back onto the stage to begin. 

At the end of the ceremony, each BM will be escorted out by a GM after FI and I walk out.  

FI and I plan to walk back in and go row by row letting our guests exit down the aisle.  This way we get to greet each guest as they exit and we don’t have a ton of people standing in a receiving line.

Hope this makes sense! 

Post # 11
592 posts
Busy bee

Our order was pretty random. 

First was the rabbi.  Then my husband and his mom.  Then the best man follow by the groomsman (we only had one).  The maid of honor.  Then the bridesman with the flower girl who is his daughter.  Then me and my mom. 

Post # 12
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013


Post # 13
1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have ironed out the details yet, but this is what I have in mind:

Flower girl/Ring bearer
Head flower girl/Ring bearer
Pa/Me/Step father in law 

Post # 14
18 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

We are having a small wedding party, our adult childre,. plus the MOH and BM. Only one of our children has a significant other so the numbers are out of whack! It comes down to 3 couples and a single male. We both have large families and I don’t want to get into “why didn’t you ask me to be in your wedding” So we’ve decided that the Groom, Best Man and Groomsman#1 will all be waiting at the alter. The Bridesmaid’s and MOH will walk down solo in that order. Then I will follow with Groomsman #2 and #3 who are my sons. They’ll escort me and then take their place besides with the other Groomsman. When we exit the odd man out Groomsmen will escort either my mother out.

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