Post # 1
We’re having a very intimate ceremony. Bride and groom, bride’s parents, groom’s mother and sister. I have no siblings and his father isn’t attending, and there are no other wedding party members.
My dad will walk me down the aisle. His sister will be my Maid/Matron of Honor, and we have arranged for her to walk behind me so that I am “surrounded by loved ones”.
So that leaves both our mothers, who have no escort. My fiance could escort his mom but that would leave my mom alone. In this case is it ok that both our mothers walk down the aisle together? Or is it unheard of? Should I arrange for Maid/Matron of Honor to walk down with my mom (although it’s not my sister and she might not have time to fix my dress before I enter etc)
any other suggestions?
Post # 2
You can do whatever you want, who cares if it’s unheard of?
Post # 3
chachamaru : Our mothers walked down the aisle together first, then came the groom/groomsmen, bridesmaids, flower girl/ring bearer, and finally me/my dad. I thought it was nice but didn’t really put too much thought into it otherwise! Like PP said, just do what you want 🙂
Post # 4
Our mothers walked down together. DH and the groomsmen came in from the side. No one batted an eye or even mentioned it.
Post # 5
chachamaru : There’s no law, and especially if these are the only people in attendence, nobody is going to care. Me personally, I would have groom escort his mom and then proceed to the altar, Maid/Matron of Honor escort your mom and then proceed to the altar, then have your dad walk you down and sit next to your mom as you proceed to the altar. I think that covers everyone and seems most natural. Maid/Matron of Honor walking alone behind you seems very odd to me.
Post # 6
Well who will know besides those of you in the room? Do what you want, I’m pretty sure that those people you mentioned won’t care if it is not “traditional” since it is literally your nearest and dearest.
Post # 7
this is what we are doing
Groom with Parents
me with my Parents
I couldn’t walk down the aisle without my mother next to me.
Post # 8
Groom could escort his Mom, your Dad could escort his wife, then come back for you.
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA
You can also have both your parents walk you down the aisle… Bottom line is “you do you” 🙂
Post # 10
You can do whatever you want! I’m having my father and stepfather walk side by side down the aisle. If you really want them escorted, maybe you can have an usher escort them if you’re having any?
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I walked down the aisle with my parents and he walked down the aisle with his parents
Post # 12
Thanks everyone for your thoughts!
Daisy_Mae : j_jaye : because we have a videographer to record the ceremony so we can show people back home during our casual reception party (our ceremony is not local) and ceremony is fairly traditional and formal so I’m slightly concerned people might find it a bit strange but you’re right it shouldn’t matter that much. Now that I rethink things I agree that having Maid/Matron of Honor behind me even though convenient may make her look kinda “left out” and out of sync.
kmott09 : That sounds lovely. I’d love having my mom too but she insists on not “stealing my dad’s moment”. If you mean best man/groomsman then we aren’t have any…I could likely find somebody at my venue who would help but my mom may find it strange to have someone random haha.
sapphire27 : murphybobbitt : thanks, do your moms walk down just normally side by side or do they link arms or whatever? I think it’s a bit weird but my mom asked me the question and I realize I have no idea at all lol.
Post # 13
chachamaru : They just walked next to eachother! 🙂
Post # 14
My aunt walked her son in law down the aisle with his mom, it didn’t seem weird and no one in the audience was gasping over it. It’s your wedding so do what you want even if it isn’t traditional! 🙂
Post # 15
chachamaru : in my family both parents walk the daughter down the aisle. So you can play w that combo too.