Post # 1
Hi Fellow Bees,
Need some advice. Originally, we had 3 BMs, 3 GMs in the bridal party.
But, my Maid/Matron of Honor will be delivering the same weekend. It’s a little late to ask anyone else. So, instead of a traditional procession, any alternative ideas?
This is a beachside ceremony and a little non-traditional…so alternatives will just make this wedding more unique. This is not a religious ceremony, more a civil ceremony with a "sand and lei" ceremony.
Some ideas alternative ideas:
1 Bridesmaid or Best Man with 2 GMs, 1 Bridesmaid or Best Man with 1 Groomsmen during the procession?
Forego the traditional bridal party and have them Emcee different parts of the wedding instead of official MOH/Best man speech?
Post # 3
If you want to have Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen stand with you, surely keep them even if you go down one number. They can walk in individually or take your idea of one Bridesmaid or Best Man with 2 Groomsmen. Or, if you’ve seen "He’s just not that into you" (even the previews) you can have one escorted by a dog 🙂
Don’t give it up just because you can’t figure out the processional. Plus, if you choose a longer song, it might be nice to listen to more of it by having each file in alone.
Post # 4
I know in our catholic wedding the guys stood at the front with the groom. The ring bearer, flower girl and the bridesmaids all walked up separately.
For the recession you could just double up one of the girls with 2 guys, no big deal! I would say let the Bridesmaid or Best Man walk out by himself.
As for toast, your Maid/Matron of Honor toast is optional so no problem if she is not there. If you want someone to represent your side, then maybe she could do a taped speech which is played or maybe there is another woman (BM, sister, Aunt, Grandmom, etc) who would love to step up to the plate.
Post # 5
Yeah, the Maid/Matron of Honor doesn’t have to make a toast. But Space had a cute idea about having a taped toast. (It would be even better if someone else thought of it and it was a surprise for you. But it is cute.)
So now you have 2 BMs and 3 GMs? I think you could either have the best man stay up front and have the other two GMs walk in the processional with the BMs. Or have the BMs walk by themselves. Then basically on the way back have the best man walk by himself and have the other GMs walk with the two BMs.
Post # 6
Thank you for your input!
I appreciate it. =)