Post # 1
I’ve got a question about parents walking in the processional. My fiance and I only have two living parents between the two of us- my mom and his dad. My mother will be walking me down the aisle (and this would be the case even if my father were alive, since she raised me and I want to give her the honor).
My question is, where does his dad go in the processional? I think that parents usually walk out first, but my FIL will be all alone and I’m worried he may feel awkward. Would it be okay for my SIL to walk with him? She is very close with my fiance but not going to be a bridesmaid. I wouldn’t feel right putting him with the groomsmen, as that seems disrespectful. Thanks in advance for any advice!
Post # 3
Would it be possible for your FI to walk out with his dad? That was how our processional went — my husband and his parents walked in first, then the bridal party, and finally my parents and me.
If your FI isn’t walking in, maybe his dad could already be up there with him?
Post # 4
I like the PP idea–father/son walking in together:)
Post # 5
Oh, that’s a great idea! This sounds silly but I didn’t even realize something like that is an option . Having FI and his dad walk in together would be super cute.
Post # 6
I like the SIL idea. It’s a way to honor them and show their importance to FI.
Post # 7
That’s a good point too. SIL is the only sibling who isn’t in the wedding party, because she’s divorced with five kids and can’t take on the time or expense (which I totally understand). So it would be nice to have some other way to show her importance to my fiance.
Hmmm I’m not sure what the best choice is. I may throw these ideas at my fiance and let him make the final decision. I’d love to hear from anyone else who has a thought on the best thing to do!
Post # 8
Since the SIL is the only one not in the wedding party because of money/family constraints, not because she doesn’t necessarily want to be in the wedding, I think daughter and father should walk in together. What a great way to have everyone feel loved and in the wedding that day.