Post # 1
Under 4 months to go, it feels like all the details I hadn’t had to think about are really starting to come up. (I’ve now had two wedding nightmares of arriving at my wedding with nothing planned-yikes!).
I have been to very few weddings, so I’m not sure how this should work. Fiance will have 2 groomsmen and two best men. I will have one bridesmaid and one maid of honor. Our families are not a part of the wedding (As in, my mother is not walking down the aisle, nor is his).
How should the processional go? Fiance walks down alone (or maybe with the officiant?), then the two best men with the Maid/Matron of Honor, and the two groomsmen with the BM? Or should all the men be up there when everyone arrives, and the ladies walk down alone?
Same with leaving, do they leave in the pair of threesomes? Let the ladies walk first, then the men follow?
Honestly, this is the stuff that is starting to keep me up at night :/
Post # 3
@kmarie719: Don’t let this silly stuff stress you out or keep you up at night. There aren’t any officialy rules about this stuff. At our wedding my husband walked in with our officiant, then his groomsmen followed individually, BMs came out individually, then I came out.
You can either have everyone walk back by themselves, or what about having each girl walk back with two guys, one on either side?
Post # 4
@Brideonabudgetlauren: I was thinking of having each one walk with two guys, is it awkward walking that way though?
They’ll be carrying clutches too instead of bouquets. I’m pretty sure the Maid/Matron of Honor will be taller than both Bridesmaid or Best Man too. I know I am over thinking it.
I think having each person walk down individually will be the best method.
Post # 5
your fiance can either walk down the aisle or can be up there from the starts with or without the groomsmen.
this how we did it: all the guys came in from the side entrance by the altar. and all the girls walked down the aisle by themselves. they paired up for the recessional.
but you can have them walk in paired up or have the guys walk down the aisle first and then the girls. and a lot of times i see the best man/men up there with the groom from the beginning (so the maid of honor walks in by herself). but there really aren’t any rules for the processional/recessional, so don’t stress.
your venue coordinator can help you too and give you different options 🙂
Post # 6
@kmarie719: you can pretty much do anything you want! Your officiant or day of coordinator should be able to lay out the options and help determine what’s best for your wedding party and venue! 🙂