Post # 1
Please help me settle this with my fiance once and for all!
We were talking about the entrance of the bridesmaids, and I mentioned that all of the groomsmen would be up at the front and during the processional and the bridesmaids would walk down the aisle one at a time, by themselves. Apparently he has NEVER been to a wedding where they did it this way.
He has been to a lot of weddings within our church in his lifetime and they always seem to do it where just the groom and best man are at the front and the bridesmaids and groomsmen walk to the front already paired off.
I’ve been to about 50/50, I just prefer the look of the bridesmaids walking in by themselves.
Which types of weddings have you been to? In the comments, which way are you planning on doing it?
Post # 3
I think what we are doing is..
Groom and Best Man already up front…
BM 1 and GM 1…
BM 2 and GM 2…
2 Ring Bearers
Me and Dad
Not sure if this is right…MOH might be right before me.
Post # 4
in the wedding i was in as a BM, we walked in ‘alone’ w. the guys already up there, but exited in pairs. i liked how that looked…in our wedding, we’ll have 1 MOH, 1 Best Man, 2 Bridesmaids and 1 Groomsman, so I think when they exit, the bridesmaids will be on either side of GM and MOH and Best Man will exit together.
Post # 5
Yeah, I probably should have clarified that. During the recessional all of the BMs & GM would leave in pairs.
Post # 6
Oh I just reread your comment. My bad for misreading it! Yeah, I’ve seen weddings like that…it looks great!
Post # 7
I have been to both also, and do not have a preference. I have not decided myself. Let your FI know that no one at your wedding will notice the Minuit details, and it is something you want.
Post # 8
We did BM and GM in couples, MOH alone. I liked it because it made the MOH pop more, otherwise she just looked like another BM.
Post # 9
I prefer the bridesmaids and groomsmen to process in seperately rather than in pairs. We had all the men process, though. Our order was priest, groomsmen, BM, groom+parents, bridesmaids, MOH, FG, bride+parents. I never really understood why the groom would sneak up front before anyone was looking.
Post # 10
In real life, I’ve always seen the bridesmaids walk in by themselves and the groom and his attendants walk in with the minister. I don’t have a preference but I personally feel that it would be lopsided to have the maid of honor walk in alone if the other bridesmaids are being escorted by groomsmen. For example, the Youtube entrance video had a mixture of guys and girls walking in together and it didn’t look strange at all, dancing aside. It boils down to personal preference. Your attendants will be happy to go along with whatever you decide.
Post # 11
I prefer to have the groom and groomen in front with the bridesmaids walking alone and then of course the bride. All would pair off during the recessional. I think I prefer it this way because it reflects the fact that the bride is walking alone and then leaves with her partner.
Post # 12
Mr. Arboretum and I just had this conversation today. We’ve had friends do it both ways. He thinks that all the guys up front with BMs coing in alone is very appropriate for a church ceremony. But since we’re outdoors he likes the couples thing. So I’m not sure..I think it would be cute if he walked his parents down, and then our couples started. Then the flower girl and ring bearer followed by me and my dad.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Our BMs and GMs are walking up together — but then, the mister is processing, as well. Our church is just a bit goofy 🙂 and like to do things a bit differently.
Post # 14
I have actually seen a lot of times where all the groomsmen walk in first and stand up front. Followed by all the bridesmaids. But I kinda like the idea of them walking in together for some reason.
Post # 15
I would rather all the attention be on the girls since most would much rather look at a beautiful girl and their hair and makeup and dress and all the time they invested on getting beautiful for the wedding, than have them paired witht the GM. I don’t like having the MOH walk by herself if you are doing couples because to me that seems like you are making her “extra special” when the bride is the special one.