Post # 1
I start this post with a laugh… only because that’s all I can do. So, we’ve met, paid and set-up our ceremony with our reverend. I even got a draft of the vows. So, it started with me asking my mom to walk down the aisle with my father and I. Personally, I didn’t care either way but I thought she’s really like it. Turns out she wants to sit and absorb the moment of me walking in and being given away by my dad. So, that is handled! On to my FI’s mother. We talked to her tonight and we mentioned my mom not walking down with me… this then turned into her saying she can’t wait to walk down the aisle with my Fiance. The thing is we didn’t plan on having the typical grandparents and parents being escorted down the aisle and we aren’t having any ushers. Our plan is to have the reverend walk down followed by the groom and groomsmen. Then one by one the bridesmaids will walk in solo. I honestly don’t plan on changing it at this point but even if I could I can’t think of how my Fiance and his mom would be walking down the aisle together… what about his dad, my mom, my grandma? What is the typical pairings when parents and grandparents are seated?
Post # 3
our ushers walked the grandparents down. and an usher walked my mom down (this usher was my brother!). Then my Fiance walked down with both of his parents – one on each arm. Followed by the Groomsmen paired up with the Bridesmaid or Best Man. Then my dad walked me down.
My mom also wanted to absorb the moment of me walking down with my dad. So it was important that she was already in her pew for that.
Post # 4
I don’t know what we will do with the grandparents. They are pretty slow, so they may not be a part of the processional. But if they decide they want to do it at the rehearsal, then they will walk down together if both grandparents are still living. We have two widowed grandmothers, who will be ushered by a male (probably a single male cousin on that side of the family).
I think my fiance’s parents will walk down together. I haven’t asked my parents what they want to do, but I figured my dad would walk my mom down the aisle and seat her and then wrap back around to walk me down the aisle. I don’t have any brothers, or else I would have a brother escort my mom like amariem25.
I’ve never seen or heard of the groom’s mom walking him down the aisle. Is she still married to his dad? Maybe she hasn’t thought about who will walk with him, but I suppose she could walk down with his dad and then wrap around to escort your fiance if she really wants to.
Post # 5
My little brother will be walking my mom in and my FI’s cousin will escort his mom in.
Post # 6
Thanks bees! Since it means so much to his mom we figured out a way to walk her down. Grandparents will seat themselves. Then the minister, Fiance father, groomsmen, Fiance & his mom and my mom w/ my sister’s husband, and then my grand entrance with my dad. I think that will work!
Post # 7
We’re completely skipping it. Our parent’s will take their seats when the guests do (except my dad, cause he’ll be waiting to walk me).
You should p[robably tell Future Mother-In-Law what you’re planning so that she can absorb it before the big day. I don’t see it as a huge deal though.
Post # 8
Yeah, it’t not a biggie. We’ve had really good luck with our families and the wedding. Both of our parents have contributed a good amount and neither of them have been controlling about how we spend it or what we do with it. So, we’re really thankful! I’ve heard horror stories. So, we feel like we can accommodate his mom if she wants to be walked down the aisle.
Post # 9
@cpgirl I think your new plan sounds good…
Grandparents will seat themselves.FH will walk down followed by Bridesmaid or Best Man.Future Mother-In-Law and Future Father-In-Law will walk down togehter. My mom and little brother (usher) will walk down togeher. My Maid/Matron of Honor will walk down followed by flower girl. My dad and I will walk down together.