(Closed) Bridesmaids walking in front or behind?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Where's your bridesmaids walking?
    In front... : (61 votes)
    90 %
    Behind... : (7 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    5295 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    @Vintage-me: I personally like the American way because I feel it gives a better sense of excitement to see the bride. I think it also gives the bridesmaids a little time to shine. If they go after the bride, they seem like more of an afterthought to me? But maybe that’s just because I’m American and used to seeing that way!

    Post # 5
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    1425 posts
    Bumble bee

    @hisgoosiegirl:  +1!  I would think all heads would be immediately turned towards the bride the minute she stepped out.

    Post # 6
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    5295 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    @CherryWaves: the only English wedding I’ve seen parts of was Will and Kate’s. I’m trying to remember when Pippa walked – if it was after Kate, I totally wasn’t looking at her! I’m going to be looking at Kate!

    Post # 7
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    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I just talked to a coworker yesterday and she said she wants to be the only one who walks down the aisle. She is having her bridesmaids already up there with the groomsmen. She wants it to be more about her and a little more dramatic.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

    Having been to both American and English weddings… I perfer the American way (disclaimer: I am American). I like that once the Bride is there, the ceremony begins. That said, it’s not a big deal either way! We struggled to incorprate English traditions into our wedding, but the English wedding is very hard to fit into an American mold (rental times, breakfast, night do, etc) and I chose to do the American processional. 

    Post # 10
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    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I prefer the BMs entering before the bride, take their spots, and then the bride makes her grand entrance.

    Post # 12
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Never seen it done that way (bridesmaids walking behind) and guests will be very confused if that is done.

    Post # 13
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    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    In front, I’m too much of a Diva to have it any other way. I want all eyes on me and only me, lol. I won’t start walking down until everyone is in place up at the front.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My wife is Welsh, and initially felt like having the wedding party go ahead of us would imply they were more important than her/us.  The way I explained it to her was like at a theater, where the minor characters come out for their curtain calls first, and the star comes out last.  The one who is last is actually the most important, and everything else is building up to her.  In the end, we did it the American way (or at least, the Jewish variant of the American way–both the male and female members of the wedding party processed ahead of the brides).

    Post # 16
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    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve never seen it where the bridesmaids walk behind! How interesting! 

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