Post # 1
Only in a Catholic ceremony, does everything including the processional becomes super complicated.
Based on what I have read, the ministers go first, then priest, then the groom and bride. We’re going to have a wedding outside of mass so we won’t have any ministers, other than two readers, I guess.
1. One of things that boggles me is where do parents, Groomsmen and Bridesmaid or Best Man, ringbearer and flower girl fit in that processional order? When I search around the internet, it seems that there are variations galore.
2. Second thing that boggles me is how does music fit into the procession. Can I have the same prelude music for the procession of everybody in a stream, and a different one for the bride (who enters last).Or have the same music for everybody except the groom and bride and for the groom and bride to enter the procession together? sounds weird but maybe I just don’t know wuz going on.Or have 1 musical piece for everybody, another for the groom, and a 3rd piece of the bride?? seems weird too.
Hence, I would like to hear what your ceremony processional is like and how your processional fits with your processional music. I would be extremely grateful for any comments.
Post # 3
If you are having the ceremony outside of Mass, you can really do it anyway you want. We just made up our own processional order because we didn’t find anything that really fit what we wanted. We don’t have a bridal party, so here’s what our processional will look like:
My two sisters and my Grandma
Fi with both his parents
Me with both my parents.
We’re just not that into music, so we decided to just have one song for everybody except me and my parents. The DJ will play "Air on G String" by Bach until my Fi is standing at the altar. Then, she’ll put on "Canon in D" by Pachelbel for me and my parents to walk down the aisle. The priest is going to already be standing at the altar when the processional actually begins, so he’ll just walk down to whatever music my DJ decides to play during the pre-ceremony.
A lot of Catholic weddings I have seen do the BMs, flowergirl, ringbearer after the groom and before the bride. Also, at those weddings the parents/grandparents/ and other special guests were seated before the readers, so before the actual processional begins.
Post # 4
oh ok. Thanks for the reply. I see your wedding is coming up soon. May it be a blast!