Post # 1
My FI and are are debating which to go with so figured I’d throw it out there on here…
FI will be the first down the aisle with his mother accompanying him (Jewish tradition although he’s not Jewish :p )
Should we have the groomsmen come in from the side and be already waiting up there?
Or have the groomsmen accompany the bridesmaids in pairs of 2?
(There are 4 BMs and 4 GMs total)
What looks nicer?
What would you do?
Post # 3
the way I had it
mother and father of the groom
mother of the bride escorted by sons
bride escorted by father.
I though it was unfair and unbalanced and all about just the bride. So I wanted to add in the importants of his family. It was kinda like his parents introducing by he groom/groomsmen just like my mom introduced mine.
Post # 4
Hi NewYorkLady, I am also from ny and jewish (FI isnt jewish) and like many other jewish ceremonies that I have been to, my bridesmaids will walk with groomsmen. I read that in very traditional Jewish ceremonies groomsmen have been seen to walk down alone. But in non-Jewish ceremonies gm stand at the altar beforehand.
You have such a perfect amount – 4 of each is not too much and not too little. Have them walk down in pairs! (That would be my opinion).
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! Anyone else want to weigh in please?? 🙂
Post # 6
Groomsmen go up either the sides or just before the groom. I will have the bridesmaids walk up alone in front of me.
Post # 7
I like them paired off especially since you have an even bridal party!
Post # 8
What? I have never seen a wedding where the bridesmaids and groomsmen didn’t walk together.
Post # 9
All bridesmaids will walk with the groomsmen, and the best man will be with groom, and MOH is walking alone.
Post # 10
Our bridesmaids walked alone, then the ring bearer, then the flower girls, then me and my dad. Leaving, my husband and I walked down the aisle, followed by the bridesmaids and groomsmen coupled up.
At all the weddings you see on tv, the bridesmaids come down alone, too.
Post # 11
FI starts up there
Officiant/Father of Groom
My brother and MOB
My other brother and MOG
MOH and BM
BM1 & GM1
BM2 & GM2
Bride and FOB
Post # 12
It can be done either way, at the end of the day it’s what you think would be best. I’ll also have 4 bm and 4 gm and they’re gonna pair up and walk up together.
Post # 13
My sis-in-law did alternating.Family bm,gm,ect and bride.And with four each it wouldnt be that long. But when they went out they were in pairs.
Post # 14
Um as someone who’s been a BM multiple times, PLEASE pair them up (either BM & GM, or BM together). Every time I have been as cool as a cucumber until it was time to walk down and I wanted to about puke. It was really nice to have someone by my side each time to keep me steady. I don’t know why I was so nervous–I’m not really a shy type of person, but every time I thought I was going to puke and/or faint.
Luckily, none of this happened, but it was nice to have someone with me! That might just be me and my weird phobias though, so take what I say with a grain of salt!
Post # 15
More please! The poll is so even and I’m still torn! lol