- 2 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
My wedding is in two weeks and I’m just now getting down to finalizing our wedding processional. I haven’t been to many weddings and I’ve read so many different things. I don’t necessarily need to have a traditional ceremony which IMO doesn’t exactly apply to our situation. But I do need some guidance.
Do bride/grooms parents need to be included in the processional? I read about it today and this is the first time I’ve even thought about it. I wasn’t planning on having my mom or my FI parents. The thing is that my FI parents paid for most of the wedding (Yes, I’m very lucky). Is it offensive not to include them? Neither of our grandmother’s are attending, due to age and health. The rest of both our grandparents are dead on both sides. Our wedding is small about 40ppl including us. I wanted keep things simple. This is what I was thinking:
1. Officiant walks in first and stands at the front
2. Groomsmens both walk in one after the other. Followed by the Bestman.
3. Bridesmaids both walk in one after the other. Followed by the MOH.
4. Ringbearer up the aisle and stands beside ?
5. Bride and Groom make entrance. Walk in arm in arm up aisle.
We don’t have a flower girl as everyone I know has boys. I wanted to avoid the “bride being escorted down the aisle.” My father and I have been estranged for many years and he was not invited to our wedding. That’s why we were thinking of walking in together. Also, we are planning on taking pics of us before the ceremony so we will have already seen each other. Bee’s how do you think this would go over?