Post # 1
I’m in the home stretch with only 26 days left (woohoo!) and I’m not sure how to go about seating everyone for the ceremony. How does it go after all the guests arrive and take their seats? Who all walks down the aisle and in what order? Do grandparents get escorted down the aisle with the users before the processional? What about the grooms parents and my mother? To add to the confusion I have a stepmother – should she walk down the aisle too? We’re not especially close, but I wouldn’t want her to feel left out. And then if she walks does that mean my step-grandparents walk too?! Help! I’m so confused!!! (if it makes any different I only have 1 MOH and 1 bridesmaid) Thanks in advance for the help!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
First off, congrats on your approaching wedding!
I’ve never really heard of there being much set protocol for how to seat everyone right before the processional — just that the MOB, provided she isn’t walking the bride down the aisle (duh! ) is the last to be seated. I suggest you do what feels most comfortable for you — but feel free to run your idea by us all if you want opinions…happy to continue to help!
Post # 4
We are doing grandparents and parents as "honored guests". They have their own song they all get to walk down to, and they get to sit in the front row(s). My mother is walking down the aisle with me, so my groom’s mother will be the last one seated. Though it’s not mandatory, there’s set lists for who goes first and who with who if this is what you decide you want to do.