(Closed) A Tricky Family for the Procession: Pairings/Order Advice

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
539 posts
Busy bee

I suggest…

Grooms Parents

Bride mom/Brides Uncle



Jr Bridesmaid/Groomsman

MOH/Brides Dad

Ring Bearer/Flower Girl


Post # 4
8527 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Who is your Jr Bridesmaid? Any chance of her walking with your dad? That might be less awkward than her walking with a 20- or 30-something, especially if she and your dad are related. That would also allow your Maid/Matron of Honor to walk with the Best Man. Plus, the bridesmaids usually come in in order of farthest from you to nearest. So you you could have:

Bride’s mom escorted by bride’s uncle
Groom’s mom escorted by groom’s dad
Jr. bridesmaid escorted by bride’s dad – he takes a seat, she proceeds to alter
Bridesmaid or Best Man3 escorted by Groomsmen3
Bridesmaid or Best Man2 escorted by Groomsmen2
Maid/Matron of Honor escorted by Best Man
Ring bearer
Flower girl

If Jr Bridesmaid or Best Man is on your mom’s side, that might not work, and in that case I would find some other special female to walk dad down the aisle since you said you want mom and dad to be “equal.” Even though Maid/Matron of Honor is your sister/his daughter, I think having him walk with the Maid/Matron of Honor makes him seem more important than mom. Then just have the Jr Bridesmaid or Best Man walk down the aisle solo, kind of starting up the “official” bridal party processional.

Post # 5
2488 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think plan 1 looks great! you know what will work best for you and this looks pretty darn good!

Also I  think having your mom go first is fine!

Post # 6
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have much advice about the tricker bits, but technically, the groom’s parents should go first, and your Maid/Matron of Honor should be the last bridesmaid.

Post # 7
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think dad should just walk alone. Or if he doesn’t want to walk alone he can find his own escort like your mom did. But the bridesmaids should walk with the grooms men and the junior bridesmaid should walk alone. I’m pretty sure the Bride’s mom goes first.

Bride’s mom- Bride’s uncle

Groom’s mom- Groom’s dad

Bride’s dad solo (or with date or other relative)

Maid/Matron of Honor – Best man

Bridesmaid or Best Man1 – Groomsmen1

Bridesmaid or Best Man2 – Groomsmen2

Junior bridesmaid

ring bearer

flower girl

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