Post # 1
My Fiance and I has a mismatched wedding party…..He has 1 Best Man and 3 Groomsmen and I have 1 Maid/Matron of Honor 1 Bridesmaid and 1 BridesMAN. We still don’t know how we are going to work that out. The Bridesman is my brother and I really want him to be a part of our wedding especially to be on my side. Neither of us care what people will say or think, but we still need to figure out how we are going to pair everyone up…Any suggestions on how we can do this best?
Post # 3
@Minniemousie1: Don’t pair them up. You can’t anyway, because they aren’t even numbers. Have his guys walk in with him, then your people process in before you individually.
Post # 4
@Minniemousie1: You really don’t have to pair people up- the groomsen can already be at the front of the venue (nice support for your groom) and you can either have your bridal party process in one at a time, or have the bridesmaid and bridesman walk in together and your Maid/Matron of Honor follow them alone just before you (so she’s the last one to line up, standing nearest you). Or you could have the groomsmen and your bridesman walk in one or two at a time all together, with your bridesman just turning left instead of right at the end of the aisle, and then the bridesmaid and maid of honor.
Seriously, everyone will be waiting to see you, they won’t care how the processional ahead of you goes. I’ve been a bridesmaid or a Maid/Matron of Honor so many times, including in several mixed-gender bridal parties, and there is no “right” way to do the processional- just whatever makes the most sense with your actual attendents.
Post # 5
@Minniemousie1: For the recessional
Grouping people up:
Best Man, Maid of Honor, Groomsman1
Groomsman2, Bridesmaid, Groomsman3
Not grouping people up:
Maid of Honor
Post # 6
I wouldn’t group them. Darling Husband and I had uneven parties. The guys walked in at the front (didn’t come down the aisle) and stood there. The BMs walked ahead of me in the processional. The way out they could be paired but you don’t have to limit yourself to the Bridal Party. Your brother could escort your mother, for example.