Processional Order: What's Yours?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine was pretty traditional, however we had some small tweaks.  

Letseee… it went along the lines of….  Groom’s Mom & Nephew #1, Groom’s Dad & Nephew #2, My Mom & My Brother, Bridesmaid #1, Maid of Honor, My adorable flower girls, and then taaadaaaahhh… *trumpets blare*…. ME! 

My dad was waiting for me at the end of the aisle to do the “hand-off” to my groom.  It worked out really well!!    We basically decided the processional order the day before during the rehearsal, lol.   Somethings are just NOT worth stressing about!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@inky_1:  I had a traditional processional. Groom and best man up front. Bridesmaids and grooms men, maid of honor, flower girl, my dad and I.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think we had a pretty traditional processional though I wanted the BMs and GM to walk out individually because they were walking down a short aisle to a 4-5 minute song (the parents and my grandma were also walking down to this song so I guess it worked out okay). Also the DH and best man wanted to walk down the aisle together but stupid wedding planner said no. I mean, who is paying who??

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Mine is fairly normal/traditional:

The grooms parents will get escorted out, and then my little bro is escorting my mom.

Then the best man will walk with FI behind the pastor to the front. Then bridesmaids and groomsmen together, and my MOH will walk alone, sort of “leading” me in.

Differences, we aren’t having any flower girl or ring bearer, and I have both my dad and stepdad walking me up the aisle. 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

Mine will be pretty normal. Best man will walk my MOH though.
Also, not sure if we’ll have a flowergirl. My sister is TO-ed at me and is boycotting the wedding right now, so unlikly my niece will make it.
However, I was thinking of haveing my middle school girls that i teach at church walk down the isle. I love those ladies and they mean sooo much to me.
Yet to be determined

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I plan to have my fiancé walk in (maybe with my mom?), his parents, the bridesmaids, then the flower girl and ringbearer. I’m last of course. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We haven’t really spoken about it, but I’ve given it a lot of thought. If FH wants to walk up the aisle too I’ll see if his parents (they’re divorced) want to walk him up there. I’ve paired each BM/GM with someone closest in age.

20yo BM – 18yo GM
21yo BM – 23yo GM
24yo BM – 27yo GM
30yo BM – 39yo GM
28yo MOH – 23yo BM

3yo FG – 5yo RB
11yo FG – 1yo RB

My grandfather – Me – FH’s stepdad 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@inky_1:  Here’s how mine went:

Officiant
Groom
Parents of the Groom
Mother of the Bride & Grandmother of the Bride
Groomsman & Bridesmaid
Groomsman & Bridesmaid
Best Man & Maid of Honor
Bride & Bride’s Father

Pretty standard. It all worked out. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Brides mom and her boyfriend 

Grooms mom and her husband 

Bridesmaids

Maid of Honor 

Father, Bride, and Grandfather 

(groomsmen are at alter already) 

pretty standard but tradition is a good choice because tradition is what you know works! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Groom & priest (Groomsmen will be standing at the alter with them)

Grandparents 

Mother of the Groom & Father of the Groom

My mother escorted by my brother 

Bridesmaids

MOH & flower girl/ringbearer

Me escorted by my father ! 

We have 7 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen so a pretty big procession! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

We’re having the GMs and BMs walk down together but otherwise it’s pretty traditional

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@LemonLavender:  How is the groom getting there? My FI really wants to process and we’re trying to figure out a good way to do it

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re doing a slight twist on tradition.  Family seating, with FMIL last to be seated (my mother has passed away) . Groomsmen enter from side door, groom last. 

Flower girls down the aisle first, then RB, then BM, then MoH, then me (escorted by my brother and aunt).

I’m sending the FG & RB first because they are very young (and very cute) and may have issues. My BM will be able to compensate for lost time/Timing issues. I also don’t want the little ones to panic being separated from their parents for too long in the little waiting room.

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

@luluvohn:  My FI doesn’t want to process so not a big deal. 

I did just go to a wedding where the parents were escorted to their seats and then the officiant and groom walked down.  It wasn’t a true processional but better than nothing.

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