(Closed) How should the wedding party enter?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

You are very very close to the traditional Christian way of doing things. (in Jewish weddings usually the groom is “given away by his parents the same way the bride is) It’s usually groom and officiant enter from the side and stand up front; Bridesmaid or Best Man and GMs walk 2 by 2; Maid/Matron of Honor and BM; flower girl and ring bearer; bride and escort(s). You can also have the groom and GMs all enter from the side with the officiant, then BMs and Maid/Matron of Honor process alone. We are also having a very good friend marry us; this is roughly what we’re doing:(FI is Jewish, I am Christian, but there is parent drama on his side so we’re trying to avoid it)

-guests are seated

-MOG and SFOG enter and sit

-FOG enters and sits

-groom and officiant (close friend) enter from side

-BM and Groomsmen enter

-BM2 and Groomsmen 2 enter

-MOH, Groomsmen 3, and Bridesmaid or Best Man enter all together (lopsided bridal party)

(no flower girl or ring bearer)

-bride enters with both parents


In your case, I would talk to the officiant and Maid/Matron of Honor to see if they care. We are having people who are not “real-world” couples walk together and I don’t see anything wrong with it–we were not even going to ask them if they minded although now I am wondering if we should. Walking down the aisle with someone only makes you in a relationship with them if it’s after the wedding and you just exchanged rings. As long as everyone is friendly and cares about you two, I would imagine people will be cool with whatever. However, if your Maid/Matron of Honor is uncomfortable, just have them enter separately. No biggie.

Also personally I would not do the Maid/Matron of Honor calls you thing, only because I think people like grandparents wouldn’t get it and might be confused, and you don’t want anyone thinking that it might have been at all real. But I don’t know you or your family or friends, I would just advise thinking about your guest list and being sure that everyone will get it. We are doing a joke recessional instead, after we’ve clearly gone through with the hard part.


Post # 4
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think you can do it anyway you want to.  The groom, best man and groomsman will enter from the side all at one time.  Then it will be bridesmaid, bridesmaid, moh and flower girl/ring bearer, then me and my dad.  On the way out the moh will walk with the best man and then bm1 with gm1 and bm2 and gm2.  The flower girl and ring bearer are not walking out.  I decided this all my own. 

I wouldnt do the moh calling to you.  I just think it would be werid and unsettling to have her  call out to you during a wedding. 

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