HELP! – Who walks my mom down?! & other usher questions.

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@GonnaBeMrsC:  My husband walked the ‘special’ family in that wasnt a part of the wedding party: his mother (boyfriend walked in behind them, father is deceased), grandmother, sisters and my mother and grandparents (seperately of course)

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@GonnaBeMrsC:  The groom sometimes does it, as PP said, or the head usher.  The head usher is a groomsman other than the BM most of the time, so that the best man can be there to support the groom.

It also depends if seating the MoB and MoG is a prelude to the procession, or they are just seated prior to the ceremony like anyone else.  So … how are you doing that?  Are the parents being seated as sort of a part of the ceremony (i.e. everyone else is seated, and not the parents are ushed to their seats) or are they just going to be seated when they arrive?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My mom was escorted down the aisle by one of our ushers, who she’d never met before that weekend.  I wish I’d just had my dad walk her down and then make his way back down a side aisle though – wouldve been a better picture than her with a random (although beloved) friend of mine.  My husbands father and mother walked down together.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My husband walked my mother on one arm and his mother on the other, which was the first part of the ceremony. All the guests had been seated prior to their walking down the aisle. (FIL is deceased.)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m asking my brother-in-law (my sister’s husband) to walk my mother in. His wife, my sister, is a bridesmaid and his daughter, my niece, is a flower girl, so if he was already inside with the rest of the guests he’d be the only one in the family! Plus, he’s definitely part of my family and I want him to be a special part of my wedding day, and this seems like the perfect place for him. And an added bonus, he’ll be in the back to help wrangle his daughter (who will be not quite 2 at the time) up until the last minute.

Do you have a good friend, or maybe a cousin or other relative who would be sitting near  your mom anyway, and it would be convenient for them to be the one escorting her in?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think my mom sat herself lol. I’m not really sure if someone walked her, or if they didn’t. My dad was waiting for me to come down to start the processional, so I doubt he did.

I’d just ask your mom if/who she wants to seat her, and if she wants it to be part of the ceremony or not.

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