Post # 1
So, our wedding is a Destination Wedding and we are having about 40 guests. I am having a really hard time figuring out the seating/walking order for special family and bridal party. Any suggestions welcome, please be specific. I also haven’t been to any weddings in my adult life, so I don’t know what’s the norm.
Here’s what I’m working with:
My Grandpa (dad role; no bio dad), My Grandma, My bio mom
His Dad and Mom
My Maid/Matron of Honor
His Bridesmaid or Best Man
-I do want to be walked down the aisle by my grandpa, so he and I are obviously last. That’s the easy part!
-I do want to play music and have people pay attention to the seating for the parents/important people because they are special to us and should be recognized.
-No flower girls, ring bearer, etc.
-How would you do this? The more detailed, the better!
Post # 3
Do you want the groom and Bridesmaid or Best Man to walk down the aisle or just walk from the side and be there to wait for you?
Post # 4
his parents walk in together
your mom walks in, escorted by either best man or your groom
your Maid/Matron of Honor escorted by best man
you and grandpa
his parents walk in togehter
your mom walks in, escorted by best man or your groom
groom and best man walk in from the side
Maid/Matron of Honor walks in alone
you and grandpa
Post # 5
@pharmy: I would go with…
The Groom and Bridesmaid or Best Man walking in from the side and standing at the altar
His mom and dad walking together
Your mom and grandma walking together
Maid/Matron of Honor
You and Grandpa
Post # 6
Thank you for the suggestions. So far I think definitely his mom/dad walking in themselves. The wrench in all this is really my grandma AND mom need to be included.
What do you think of:
Groom + Grandma
Bridesmaid or Best Man + Mom
(Grandma and mom sit, groom and Bridesmaid or Best Man go stand up front)
His mom + Dad sit
My Maid/Matron of Honor alone (stands up there)
Me + grandpa
Post # 7
Or you could have the Bridesmaid or Best Man escort groom’s grandparents, your Maid/Matron of Honor escort your Grandma, and the groom escort his parents
Post # 8
@BrandNewBride: His grandparents are deceased; just his parents, my grandma/grandpa and my mom are going to be there.
Post # 9
@pharmy: If you want your Mom and Grandma escorted I don’t see any problem with that. Sounds lovely. There you go, problem solved. 🙂