Bridesmaids walk alone? Or with Groomsmen?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Which do you think looks nicer?
    Groomsmen come in from the side and Bridesmaids walk individually alone : (32 votes)
    57 %
    Groomsmen accompany Bridesmaids down the aisle : (24 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013


    the way I had it


    mother and father of the groom

    grooms men


    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
    31 posts
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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 # 6
    9207 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    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
    193 posts
    Blushing bee

    I like them paired off especially since you have an even bridal party!

    Post # 8
    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    What? I have never seen a wedding where the bridesmaids and groomsmen didn’t walk together.

    Post # 9
    1140 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    All bridesmaids will walk with the groomsmen, and the best man will be with groom, and MOH is walking alone.

    Post # 10
    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    4366 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    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
    189 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
    42 posts
    • Wedding: June 2015

    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!

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