Post # 1
I’m trying to nail down the logistics of how everyone is getting into the church. Are the groom and officiant normally already at the front when the mom’s are escorted in? Or do they come in after the mom’s are escorted and seated?
There’s only one way in the church (straight down the aisle), so I’m trying to figure out how to get everyone in place.
Post # 3
I have seen both ways and either works. Does the church not have a pastors room? That is usually where I see the paster and the groom come from.
Post # 4
No it doesn’t. There’s only one entrance, and that’s through the front doors. There’s no side doors or aisles on the sides. The pews go all the way to the wall, so there’s just one aisle straight up the middle.
Post # 5
Hmm, I think the officiant should already be at the front, but I’ve seen the groom walk down the aisle before (he actually walked in with his parents).
Post # 6
for ours, the groom and officiant were already at the front of the space when the ceremony began. I think in your situation, it might be nice for the groom and officiant to walk in, and then start the processional. My grandmother and then our mothers were seated first, then the bridal party, then the flower girls, and then me.
Post # 7
Ok, so maybe the officiant and groom should be at the front before parents come in? My Fiance isn’t escorting his mom in.
This kind of stuff makes my head hurt! lol
Post # 8
Thanks! So maybe the officiant and groom should go first, then my grandmother, our mothers, and then all the wedding party (BM/GM)? Do you think that works best?
Post # 9
I think it depends on your church/religion. Lutherans often have the men all at the front right off the bat, or else have the groom & minister in front while the groomsmen still escort the bridesmaids up the aisle. Catholics often have the groom escort both moms up the aisle, and then go up the aisle again with the Priest and the altar servers, or else just go up with the Priest and altar Servers. I honestly don’t remember exactly what we did (we’re Catholic) but I know our moms lit all the candles in front, so maybe they walked each other up the aisle. Now I’m just rambling. Anywho those are the main ways I’ve seen it done, but those are also the two most common religion based weddings I’ve attended. In all honesty, I wouldn’t worry about it in the slightest. I’m sure your minister and church have their own way of doing it that works best with the church, and they’ll tell you all about it at rehearsal.