Processional Questions

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Honestly, you really can do whatever you want! If you want to walk alone, walk alone – if you want to be escorted (by whomever) then you can do that, too. If you want a longer processional, you can include non-wedding party people (like parents and siblings and grandparents); if you prefer a shorter processional, just have the wedding party walk down. 

Usually if close family members (parents/siblings) aren’t in the wedding processional, then they do have reserved seats in the front rows. 

My processional will be:

1. Our officiant

2. Groom + 3 groomsmen following – to stand up at front

3. FSIL + her husband (not in wedding party) – to sit in reserved seats

4. FMIL + FFIL – to sit in reserved seats

5. My Brother escorting My Mother – to sit at reserved seats

6. My 3 bridesmaids – to stand up at front

7. My Father and I

I’m not using any escorts – and I’ve never been to a wedding with escorts – because I’m confident that people can find seats on their own and I’ve never really understood the point of escorts anyway! However, it’s my understanding that escorts are usually non-wedding party people.
 
I would definitely avoid including a pregnant women with a due date of your wedding day in your wedding party or assigning her any duties. It’s just so unpredictable and you don’t want to have to scramble around to find a replacement if she goes into labor.

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