Post # 1
Hello, I am stressing about this..I really want to follow tradition and have my dad walk me down the aisle but I am best friends with my mom and would like to honor her and give her a role at the ceremony. I have read these blogs where people have their Fiance meet them half way down the aisle and I wanted to do the same thing but for my mom. How do I do this? Does she not walk all the way down the aisle when she is originally escorted during the processional? Does she just stand to the side in a pew in the middle of the church and wait for me and my dad to get to that point? Thank you for any help.
Post # 3
Maybe she could be sitting in an aisle seat waiting for you to come, and then stand up and finish the aisle walk with you.
Post # 4
I have sorta the same question, but I want FH to meet me in the middle instead. How we are planning it, and you possibly could too, is go ahead with the normal preceding (your mom included). When the your music that you will walk down to begins, have her stand up and walk towards you.
It might not work out so well because for those few steps when yall are walking toward one another, guest might be confused and the attention would be off of you. If you are like me, you want every eye in the room to be on you when you walk down!
Post # 5
We were at a wedding in October where the bride’s mom met her halfway. Basically, the mom was escorted to her seat in a pew that was halfway down the aisle during the processional (and I know a lot of people were confused – especially because the MOB is a twin, and her twin sister was already sitting up front! LOL). The bride was escorted halfway down the aisle by her brother, and then was handed off to her mother – we were all standing up for the bride’s entrance anyway, so it wasn’t like the MOB awkwardly stood up or anything. Looking back, I have no idea where the brother of the bride went after though – everyone was focused on the bride, I guess!
Post # 6
I got married outside at a country club. I had my dad escort me out of the building, into a golf cart, and then drive me to the ceremony location (all in view of the guests). My mom was sitting in the back row on the aisle and we picked her up there and walked the rest of the way down together.
I think that it would work fine to have your mom standing at the aisle end of a pew and then pick her up on your way down! You might want to make a “reserved” sign for the seat so that no one else takes it and she knows where to go. Just have her sit down a couple minutes before the ceremony starts.
Post # 7
I’ve had brides do this in the past where their mom or Fiance waited at the end of the rows of chairs (the beginning of the aisle in between seating)… and they just joined up as the bride reached that point.
Depending on the length of your processional/church that could work for you, or I would have her walk from her final seat towards you and wait in the middle.