Post # 1
My FI and I are having a small wedding and expecting around 70 people at the small lodge (ceremony outside). Long ago we decided to not have a wedding party and that has worked out just fine. While talking about our ceremony last night and working on what will be included in that, we discussed if it would be strange to have the mothers still walk down the aisle since that’s more “formal/traditional” as far as we know.
Any of you just starting the ceremony with the officiant and groom making their way to the front (like from a side entrance) and then the music changes and you make your way down the aisle? No moms, nothing?
Post # 3
I’ve been thinking about the same thing recently as well. Personally, I think I’ll not have the parents walk down the aisle, but rather have them seated when everyone else is. My mom, though I love her dearly, is a pretty tightly wound lady and it might be nice for her to have one less thing to do/think about. She can just sit back and enjoy the show like everyone else:)
Post # 4
Honestly, this depends on what you want to do. If you want to have the mothers walk down the aisle, you could have them do it just before the processional. Or it could be in the processional, with them going ahead of you the way the wedding party would (if there were one). If you don’t, there is nothing to say that they must walk down the aisle.
Post # 5
It is very common for the mothers -or for that matter the parents- to be the last people to be seated before the goom, officiant and lastly the bride enter.
Do whatever works for you.