How to line up bridal party- does it matter?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Boxerlover24:  I lined up my bridesmaids according to how long I’ve known them. My sister was my MOH, followed by a friend I met in kindergarten, two of my sorority sisters, and three of my friends I’ve known for a couple years. My husband had his groomsmen lined up the same way.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Boxerlover24:  My mom wanted me to put them in height order, but I decided against it lol. Here’s a picture of our whole bridal party so you can see that the height discrepancies didn’t make a huge impact in pictures 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Boxerlover24:  Our shortest “groomsman” was with two of my tallest bridesmaids and I think he looks awfully content 😉

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had 3 bridesmaids, and I deliberately put them not in height order. It just looks too perfect/ matchy-matchy to me and I wanted a more organic feeling. So they were basically randomly orderered, as I’ve known them all the same length of time and didn’t want to be “favoritey”

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Boxerlover24:  I’ve been put in height order twice and in a wedding I’m in later this year I was second for a long time, but now I’m seventh (I had a wee bit of a meltdown on the Bee like seven months ago because of it haha). 

My girls are not being put in height order, but they aren’t being put in an order where they pair up with the groomsmen. For example, some of our wedding party are siblings or in relationships, so they’ll be walking down the aisle with one another.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Boxerlover24:  When I was a bridesmaid last year, we were put in the order of how long the bride has known us for the ceremony and we weren’t told to stand in any particular order for photos.

FI and I only have 1 MOH/best man and 1 bridesmaid/groomsman so there’s only one way to line them up for us, but you should do whatever makes the best sense to you.  Unless you want to pair them so there isn’t too much of height difference, it doesn’t really matter since it can’t be helped.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Boxerlover24:  Lol, my MOH is 5’0 and FIs best man is 6’2… should be interesting. We also have a couple married couples in our party so most likely they will walk with eachother. I like the how long you’ve known them though. My BMs all have different dresses, so we’ll most likely arrange them based on what dresses look good next to each other.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Boxerlover24:  Haha, no. I was behind the MOH because she always said if she didn’t have her sister, I’d be the MOH, but then I got moved to the back of the line for whatever reason. She explained she was trying to match up those who would kind of knew each other (For example: She has a bridesman–and old family friend–who is walking down with the bride’s brother brother, her niece is going to walk down with her BIL, the father, etc.). I was walking down with one of the groom’s friends, but we had a bit of a falling out a couple of years ago, so she assumed it would be awkward to walk down the aisle with him. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Boxerlover24:  I have no preference for the line-up. My FI and I are in our friends wedding next month and her MOH is insisting that her little sister (who is a bridesmaid as well) be at the front because if she is at the end it means she is the “least important friend.” The bride is annoyed because she was going to do it by height because it looks nice that way, but now she doesn’t want to upset her MOH. I told her I thought it was ridiculous and if it is going to be that big of a deal I will be at the end. I think it is so silly that she thinks it means she would be any less of a friend. <br /><br />IMO do what you want to do. I think my bridal party line-up will most likely be by height. I just wanted to give you a heads up that some people may get upset about the line-up like my friends MOH… I am hoping your bridal party is not as crazy as my friends, so hopefully this will not be an issue! 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Boxerlover24:  I lined them up by height, but on accident. It just happened that way. I made sure that, of course, MOH and BM were first, second was my brother and sister in law, and third was my friend and the other groomsman, and their height just happened to work out.

However, for some fun and candid photos were there was really no lineup they were in whatever order. Formal pics we still lined them up like I stated above.

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