Brides with no bridal party – Entrance duration? Bouquet during ceremony?

posted 9 months ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
6 posts
  • Wedding: July 2019

i’m doing the same, i’m just curious to see everyones answers

Post # 3
3436 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I didn’t have a bridal party. I walked with my Godfather and handed my bouquet to my sister who was sitting in the front row. She also hopped up quickly to adjust my train. 

My sister’s escorted my mother to her seat so they were part of the processional in that way, and Dh escorted his mother, then I came out. My part was like, 30 seconds. Total time was maybe 2 minutes. 

Post # 4
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I am curious about this as well. My SO and I are undecided if we’re going to have a wedding party that stands with us during the ceremony, but if we do, it’s going to be four of his male friends and his sister on his side, and my brother and my female friend from grad school on my side. Also if we assign any hierarchy to it, my brother would be the “man of honor” so to speak. Either way it raises the question of who else walks in besides me and in what order etc. I don’t know if I’ll have a bouquet, but my dress does have an awesome train. I’m open to any ideas at this point.

Post # 5
1009 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I’m having my sister and FH’s brother-in-law walk ahead of me. However, it is just my parents’ backyard and it takes 10 seconds to walk across the yard. They are walking in on the first verse of the song, I will walk in on the second verse of the song. They are not standing with us during the ceremony, so I will just hand my bouquet to someone in my family who will be sitting at the front. Not sure about the train part yet, but I didn’t have any trouble walking alone when I tried it on in the store.

Post # 6
768 posts
Busy bee

Following out of interest!

my two sisters are technically Bridesmaids, but I’m not doing a processional or anyone standing up with us. 

It will be just me and my boyf walking in together to the ceremony and then starting! I guess I’ll hand someone my bouquet just, or set it on the celebrant’s wee table?

Need to figure out how to cut / edit our music to the right amount of time tho, or just get someone to turn it down when we are ready.

Post # 7
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Scotts ~ Walnut Creek

Entrance was about 1-2 minutes, walked in by myself, no one stood with us, handed bouquet off to mommy in the front row, no train on the dress. Other than not loving being the center of attention and focusing on not falling down the stairs it wasn’t a big deal.

I would have preferred walking in with D H but he wanted the whole aisle moment. 🙄

Post # 8
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Walked with my dad, took maybe a minute. D H’s brother was in charge of cutting the music. and I believe I held onto my bouquet until we did the rings. But I have no idea who I handed it to, lol. I probably just stuck it out and someone (maybe one of my sisters?) grabbed it.

My dress had a slight train, but nothing that I worried about.

Post # 9
689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

chillbee29 :  We only had our 2 daughters as a bridal party and they walked down together and then I walked down. I don’t know how long it was but it was pretty quick lol. I handed my bouquet to one of my girls but you could hand it to anyone in the front row- I’m assuming you’ll have family sitting in the front rows. I did have a train but we forgot to take it down after pictures so it was bustled the whole time haha. Same as with the bouquet, if you have a BFF or sibling or anyone really that will be sitting in the front row, just ask them to fluff your train once you get up there. 

Post # 10
922 posts
Busy bee

I didn’t have a bridal party. My two sons escorted me down the aisle. Darling Husband and I hugged each other’s Kids, then hugged the parents before getting in position in front of the officiant after I walked down the aisle, so that ate about 2 minutes. The DJ cut the music when Darling Husband nodded to him. I didn’t have a bouquet, but I could’ve given it to my mom to hold. My train wasn’t perfect, but it wasn’t askew either – it might have been nice to have someone fix it at the front of the aisle, but it wasn’t necessary. 

Post # 14
551 posts
Busy bee

Walked with my dad, put the bouquet down on the altar, no train. 


Good luck!

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