(Closed) Just for fun: How did you decide which attendants would walk out together?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: If you had attendants in your wedding, how did you pair them up?
    We organized them by height : (7 votes)
    35 %
    We paired up the people we thought would get along best : (4 votes)
    20 %
    We drew names out of a hat/flipped a coin/etc. : (0 votes)
    It was a no-brainer (only one attendant each, or all were couples already) : (2 votes)
    10 %
    We used a mix of different criteria : (3 votes)
    15 %
    Other (please describe) : (4 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I voted personality, but we did use a combination of things. My brother and SIL were both in the wedding, so we paired them up for obvious reasons, but we mostly paired them up to who would get along best with who.

    For example, I knew one of my husband’s groomsmen was someone who would do or say outrageous things to get a reaction out of people…so I paried him with my roommate. She’s the most even keel kind of gal, and nothing really upsets her. So just in case he didn’t behave, she would just laugh at him.

    Two other of my gals were paired based on their height with groomsmen. He had a really short guy, and I didn’t want one of my BMs to tower over him, so I paried him with one of my shorter gals…

    Post # 4
    1077 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I didn’t feel right asking my friend who is a lesbian to walk on the arm of a guy, so our two guys were to walk out together (not on each others’ arm) then girls were to walk out together (ditto).  Our wedding coordinator took it upon herself to have them go out one-by-one.  Not a big deal though…it was just as nice, and there were only 4 attendants total.

    Post # 5
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We had one married couple, who we let walk together (obv.), one pair who knew each other (my cousin + my brother), and two “leftovers” who walked together.

    Post # 6
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    2 of ours were couples, so those were a given.

    The rest were based on height/ ones we thought would get along great.

    Post # 7
    1036 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We aren’t pairing ours up, because I always hated it when I was in the bridal party.  The men will be at the front of the church, and the girls will walk in alone.  At the reception during the bridal party dance the attendants will dance with their spouses/dates not with one another.

    Post # 8
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Haha…Fiance and I have talked about this several times, and we have so many DIFFERENT personalities in our bridal party that we decided to pair them up with who we’d get a kick out of seeing interacting with each other.

    Example: Maid/Matron of Honor is an extreme right-winger, best man is a gay democrat.  They’ve actually met on several occasions and really hit it off. 

    Post # 9
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are the last ones in our families to get married.  3 kids on each side.  So we asked our sisters and their husbands to stand up so that they could all walk in together.  The remaining 6 friends will be paired up according to height and my daughter who will be 14 at the time will go solo halfway up the aisle and wait to walk me the remainder. 

    Another things is we are having a huge banquet table for the wedding party so that the spouses/sig other of the bridal party can sit together.  I cannot stand being at a wedding where my Fiance is sitting at the bridal party table and I am off at some random table.  Just nice to enjoy it together as opposed to some flirty Bridesmaid or Best Man thinking she can get my man! haha

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