Help with Ceremony order and music for Small Wedding Party

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
Hostess
2920 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would have the officient walk first (or just be standing there) followed by the groom followed by parents (that’s 1 song).  Then the groomsmen and the bridesmaids (that’s another song). Lastly, you (your bridal processional song)

Post # 4
Hostess
2920 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yes, or a better option could be:

Song 1: Officient, GROOM, groomsmen (i think the groom should walk first)

Song 2: Grandparents and parents, bridesmaids

Song 3: You

Post # 5
Member
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

LoveLaceandWine:   

What I would probably do in your case if this were my wedding (note grandparents already seated with escorts from Groomsmen before ceremony starts):

Song 1 – Officiant

Song 1 -Groom

Song 1-Groomsmen 1 – Escorts Mother of Bride

Song 1 -Groomsmen 2 – Escorts Mother of Groom

Song 2- MOH 1

Song 2- MOH 2

Song 3- Bride

I think it depends on whether you want your groom/groomsmen/officiant standing at the front already or if you want them walking down the aisle to start the ceremony. 

Sorry for all the edits, I hate the new formatting on the Bee!

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Post # 7
Member
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

LoveLaceandWine:  Maybe the best thing to do is youtube some entrances to see what you like the best. Maybe you could take a piece of paper, cut them into strips and write their names on it and play around with the order until you see what you like best. Obviously we know you’re coming in last but at least you can see where to place the groomsmen without it being awkward. 

Since you say its a casual backyard/garden wedding, sometimes the officiant will come a bit early, maybe he/she can be standing at the front already so you won’t really need the music for him/her. Some people don’t even have the family come down the asile. All friends/family are sitting/standing and than the groom/groomsmen just walk down the aisle, than MOH’s, than ring bearer/flower girl (if having them), than bride. I would just do what seems the least awkward to you! 

Post # 8
Member
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You can kind of do whatever you want.  Traditionally the groom and his best man, and sometimes even all the groomsmen enter from the side with the officiant.  Some people like when the groom formally walks too.  

We have 3 groomsmen and 3 bridesmaids.  We are having all the guys enter from the side with the officiant (without music, before the ceremony starts), and then one song for the family, one song for the bridesmaids, and one song for the me and my dad.  It’s not weird to have one song for just 2 people.  They will walk slow, and there will be a little bit of a pause before you enter after them, however you could do the same song for your family and bridesmaids, or even the bridesmaids and yourself.  It just all depends on what you want to do.  

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