Post # 1
I know this question has been asked a thousand times a thousand different ways. So I JUST found out that FI has decided he wants another groomsman. Which is fine. I wish I would have known ahead of time, so maybe I could have found an extra bridesmaid. But, I am not totally crazed about having an even number so I am okay with that.
At this point, it would be cutting it very close as far as getting a dress. On top of that, there is no one really close that we’d want to put in the wedding for the sake of symmetry.
So, I think for the processional we will have everyone walk up alone, with the groomsman up front. But, for the recessional, we just don’t know what to do. 4 groomsman, 3 bridesmaids. None of the bridesmaids are too keen on the idea of walking back with two groomsmen. One….one of the sweetest gals I know, meekly told me she just felt weird about it. I can understand that. And, I don’t want it to be like, “My way or the highway GRRR”
Any ideas of how to work this out?
Post # 3
Do you have children in the bridal party? Perhaps he can walk with the ringbearer or the flower girl? Its always cute to see a guy hold a little one’s hand. *Awwwww moment*. Maybe he could escort one of the grandmothers? Sorry I don’t know the dynamics of your bridal party or who all is walking so I gave some generic suggestions.
Post # 4
@melynn44: Uh…the recessional is about 30 seconds long, Why would she not want to walk back with two groomsmen?? That’s what I am doing. I have a very uneven bridal party, so two of my BM will be walking with two GM.
You can always have them walk back alone too.
Post # 5
I think you should have them walk separately. Guy, girl, guy, girl, etc. It’s just a thought. Maybe no spacing between them, just have them walk in a line down the aisle???
Post # 6
We are having an uneven number, with an extra groomsman, and are planning on having him stay behind to excuse the guests row by row.
Post # 7
@peacockchris: I don’t really know WHY she is so concerned, but I did not question it. She is the type of person that does not like to draw attention to herself. She is taller than average, and before she agreed to be a bridesmaid, she wanted to make sure she was not going to be taller than the groomsman…
@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: FI has one grandmother, so I thought it may be ideal for the last groomsman to escort her. FI is not quite on board with that idea, but I think it makes the most sense.
Post # 8
Since the girls aren’t too keen on the idea of walking with two groomsmen, I’d have the extra groomsmen walk alone after everyone else or with the little ones.
Post # 9
We have 6 groomsmen and 5 bridesmaids. I’m having the tallest BM (my cousin) walk with 2 groomsment, who are FI’s best friends. I wanted them all to walk in couples, as opposed to alone.
Post # 10
@melynn44: That was my immediate thought, too. Walking a mother, grandmother, special aunt would be perfect.
Post # 11
I have an uneven number. I have 4 and he has three so we are just having the birdesmaids walk down the isle. and the groomsmen will already be at the front. as for walking back down at the end of the wedding it will go like this: Me and Mr.Pyma, Bestman/MOH, Bridesmaid/Groomsman,Bridesmaid/Groomsman, flower/ring kids (4 of them) with my 4th lady behind them making sure they make it down and out of the church.