(Closed) Processional … how is yours going to work?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

So similar with the parent thing, HumarockBride! I will be walked down the aisle with both parents and I suggested he do the same (he is also one of two sons, and his mom is sooooo into the wedding). He thinks it would be weird so vetoed the idea. I have no idea right now how he is going to end up at the alter.

Right now the plan is to have the BMs walk down the aisle escorted by groomsmen (we have an odd number, so one lucky lady will get two guys!) and then me with my parents. We sadly have no age-appropriate children in our lives to be flower girl and ring bearer. I think the best man will just hold on to the rings, but not sure yet.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My husband wanted his parents to walk him down the aisle, so this is how we did it.

For our processional it was:

MOB

Groom with his parents

BM+GM 1

BM+GM 2

MOH (matron)+GM 3

MOH (maid)+ Best Man

Me and my dad.

 

He walked down with his mom on his arm and his dad right behind them because the aisle was too narrow for them to walk all 3 together.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Tee hee… I just figured this out (from the walking alone thread).  Mom and dad are going to walk me halfway, and I’m walking the rest of the way.

He’ll walk with both of his parents…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I have thought about it but we havent really talked about it yet.  Im thinking my FI, his best man and officiant will come in from the side and stand at the front.  Our officiant is his brother and his best man is his other brother so I thought that would be nice.  Then our grandparents would walk in, followed by his parents, my mom, then the BM and GM paired off, MOH walks alone, ring bears, flower girls then me with my dad.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

HB- fiance is really tight with his family.  One of the points of discussion we had was because he *really* wants to do a mother son dance, but I really don’t want to do a father daughter dance.  This was a great compromise to involve and honor his parents… And he and his mom can dance at some point (without an announced moment) at the reception.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I am not sure yet, but I think:

– Most groomsmen up front waiting 

– Grandparents 

– FI and FMIL

– My mom with one of my brothers on each arm

– Bridesmaids (not escorted)

– MOH

– Flower girl 

– Me and dad

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

HB- my husband actually wanted it when our DoC suggested it.  I didn’t really want him to do it- I wanted to keep it traditional.  So yeah- he was fine with it.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Here is my processional order

Officiant (who is his uncle, a minister, but our wedding is secular)

His dad & his grandma

FI & his mom

Best Man & his gf (who is not a BM but is carrying our candles… she will sit in the front pews)

BM & GM

BM & GM

BM & GM

BM & GM

MOH (unescorted.  I want her to stand out)

My mom & My dad (who will wait for me at the beginning of the pews)

Me (alone for the first 5/6 steps, then I join my parents, who will walk me the down the aisle together)

I wanted everyone to have a part in the processional (while music was playing and all) and I wanted both of my parents to walk me, but also wanted to walk into the chapel by myself (as an mini-ode to my independence).  I suggested for both of his parents to walk him and both he and his mom said no.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

our processional will go like this:

grandparents already seated

Mother of bride and brother of bride

Groom’s parents

Groom

Groomsmen one at a time

Bridesmaids one at a time

Me and my father

We are mainly doing it this way because its pretty standard and we didnt have any strong feelings about how we wanted it – besides the groomsmen and bridesmaids walking down individiually. i think its great when people have ideas of how to make little details of their wedding unique. if its something that you care about, you should definitely have it however you want!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hmm….I haven’t thought too much about it yet. Our wedding location is outside, but it has two sets of stairs going up to it. Maybe my fiance can come up the one set of stairs (closest to the patio part where we’ll say our vows) and I’ll come up the back stairs and walk down the aistle…..

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it’s nice when parents walk both the bride and groom down the aisle.  My parents are divorced and don’t get along (14 years later!), so I nixed the aisle.

We’re getting married in a park, so we’ll either set the chairs up in a circle or spiral – I want to stand at the top of a circle, he wants to stand in the middle of a spiral.  We need to practice with some chairs to see which works better.  The bridal party will enter before us and remain standing until my fiance and I walk in.  They’ll sit, we’ll get started.

At least that’s the plan for now.    🙂

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I honestly don’t know how he got to the alter, other than he did not have anyone walk him down the aisle.  As for us girls, my BMs walked in, shortest first, MOH last, then the plan was my FG & RB would walk down hand-in-hand like they did at the rehearsal (but instead, the RB started crying & we just let them go – they cut through the crowd and made their way to the front.  Last, I walked in with my sister (dad died years ago & my mom chose not to come to the wedding).  

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am using a recording of Apocalyptica’s Nothing Else Matters for everyone. At the very beginning of the song, the menfolk will walk to the front. Pause, then the BMs, then finally me and my escort.

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