Post # 1
FH really wanted to ask another friend of his to be a groomsman (he was originally thinking to ask him to be an usher but felt that he should get thie “higher” honor). That leaves us with an uneven bridal party, which is fine with me, I’m jsut trying to figure out how the procession would go. Since we don’t have any ushers, I was thinking my brother, who is a groomsman, could escort my mom down the aisle?
so it would be something like
my grandparents enter together
his grandparents enter together
his parents enter together
my brother escorts my mother to her seat, then joins FH at the “altar” (there will be a tree instead of an altar, but for simplicity’s sake)
BM escorts MOH, (and then my brother would just scoot over so the best man could stand next to FH?)
GM 2 escorts BM 2
GM 3 escorts BM 3
GM 3 escorts BM 3
My dad escorts me down the aisle, takes his seat next to my mom.
does this sound like it would work? even with the rearranging of the groomsmen up at the altar?
Post # 3
@radishtime: That sounds perfect!
Post # 4
What the… is this some local thing that I don’t even know about? I thought that everyone just sat down in their seats apart from the groom, ushers, and best man, and then the order of procession went:
– Flower girl(s), if applicable
– Bride with/without the person giving her away
– Bridesmaids, either singly or in pairs, to assist with bride’s dress.
Now, I know that BMs walk in front of the bride in the US, so I can understand why you might want to do an entrance where each BM is escorted by a GM… but what’s the rest?
Post # 5
We are having the GM seat the grandparents and honored guests versus walking in with the BMs – then they walk out with the BMs at the end.
Post # 6
@Rachel631: in the US or at least some parts of the US, honored guests (arents and grandparents) are seated after everyone arrives, so they end up kind of “processing” down the aisle as well. Usually ushers will seat these guests but since we do not have ushers they will probably just process on their own with the exception of my mother
Post # 7
@Rachel631: We (Australia) have inherited most of our wedding traditions from the UK, and I’ve never seen it here either. I’ve seen it mentioned many times on the Bee, so I assume it is a North American thing. One less thing for you to worry about 🙂