Processional question

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: I think the officiant should walk
    Escorted by her son : (0 votes)
    Unescorted, with FI : (4 votes)
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  • Post # 2
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    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    we’re having a friend-officiated, secular ceremony in a historic greenhouse. there are two side doors about halfway down the aisle- the south door is the one guests will use to enter- and there is a door at the end of the aisle. Our order is as follows:

    FI’s grandmother escorted by FBIL

    MOB escorted by my brother

    MOG escorted by FOG

    music transition

    officiant

    FI

    GM

    GM

    BM

    bridesmaid

    bridesmaid

    MOH

    music transition

    Me with my dad

    Is the officiants son anyone significant to you? If not, then I say have her walk in next to FI. If so, then have FI walk in with FMIL with FFIL walking behind them- I see that a lot.

    Post # 3
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    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    After working in ministry for many years, I have never seen an officiant be escorted down the aisle with their family member as part of the procession.  Not saying it can’t be done, just that I’ve not ever seen it.  

    Yes, it is normal for the officiant to enter from a side door with the groom prior to the start of the processional when the GM are processing with the BM. (when they are not, they enter with the officiant and groom)  The other option we often use would be for the minister and groom to casually walk down the aisle (if there was no other side aisle or entrance) after the grandparents – parents were seated and upon their arrival at the front the processional music would begin with the  BM escorted by GM – flowergirl and bride with her escort 

    But hey nothing is set in stone and can definitely be adapted to whatever fits your situation best.  For my own outdoor wedding, our officiant waited in the front row for the start of the ceremony and just casually stood up and walked over to the altar area as the processional music began and my partner entered processing down the aisle with her parents – followed by the BMs and GMs – followed by myself escorted by my son.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  mindyd.
    Post # 4
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    3959 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    AllyCRN:   I have never heard of an officiant being escorted, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done.

    Our officiant will be walking in solo.  My FI wishes to walk in with his brother who is Best Man, so they will be walking in side by side.  

    What does your officiant want?  

    Post # 6
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    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve never seen an officiant being escorted. Whenever I see the GMs escorting the BMs down the aisle the groom always walks in alone.

    I would have the officiant walk in and then have your FI walk in alone (or with his parents if he chooses) after the officiant.

    Post # 7
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    29 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I have never seen an officiant escorted before. Generally speaking the bridal party and close family, like grandparents, parents, close uncle/aunts I have seen being escorted or seated by the groomsmen and bestman/groom. Like a previous post suggestted, you can have the officiant walk in and then have FI walk alone(or with parents to their seats). Or you can have the officiant and your FI walk together(FI doesn’t have the escort the Officiant)

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