Post # 1
FI’s parents are divorced and we are having a traditional church wedding. FI’s mom is remarried but FI’s dad is not. We were thinking about having FI’s dad escort my mom down the aisle at the beginning of the ceremony because she doesn’t have a guy to walk her down (my dad will be walking me down, obviously).
This option made sense to me because we are going to have the mothers start the procession (there will be a song playing for them.) FI’s mom will be escorted by her husband. And if FI’s dad didn’t escort my mom he wouldn’t be part of the procession at all, which I think is kinda sad. I don’t want to leave him out.
Do you think this is would look weird? Has anyone seen this done before?
Post # 3
I don’t think its weird at all. My brother officiated, and he walked down with my Mom, since my Dad was walking down with me. I think as long as they are both ok with it, then rock it!!
Post # 4
DH’s parents are still married, but his dad escorted both mothers, since my dad escorted me and my brother was a groomsman. It looked great! I don’t think there’s a problem with your idea.
Post # 5
I think that would be lovely – as long as neither of them mind.
Also – there’s nothing wrong with having him process by himself, IMO. or have anyone else escort your mom down the aisle (I’ve even seen the groom do this, for his soon to be MIL), btw.
Post # 6
I know one of the ushers escorted my mother, I think that’s typical (as my dad was with me). I see no problem with someone else doing it though. We didn’t have a procession for the moms.
Post # 7
@MrsSl82be: Yes, we asked both my mom and his dad what they thought about the idea and they were both OK with it.
Post # 8
@oracle: Having him walk down himself would look weird in my case because the procession is specifically called “Mother’s Procession” (I guess this is a Catholic thing?) Also, the aisle is reallllllly long. It’s a full city block long. He would just look… weird
Also, we don’t have ushers and we only have a best man (no other groomsmen.)
Post # 9
@kelly105: You really need ushers at a wedding, any wedding, even a small one. Without them, it can become chaos. The ushers do not need to be groomsmen; they simply seat guests, then stay at the back of the church ready to release guests after the wedding party exits. You should plan on having one usher for every 50 guests.