(Closed) My mixed up ol’ wedding party: processional?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
46 posts
  • Wedding: February 2008

I think shifting once they get up there might look a little awkward (in my mind this means standing in one place when they get to the front, but then stand somewhere else once the ceremony starts). However, if I’m getting the couples right, I think you could have the men and the women line up in opposite directions and it could look cool. Best Man and 3rd bridesmaid come down together: he stands closest to the groom and she stands at the opposite end. Then the second couple comes down and takes the middle spots, and finally the Maid/Matron of Honor and her significant other, with the Maid/Matron of Honor standing closest to the center and him taking the last position on the men’s side.

Or you can stick to the "traditional" plan and I’ll be they’ll all live. My fiance was the Best Man while I was just a bridesmaid when two of our friends got married. He escorted the Maid/Matron of Honor and I was escorted by another groomsmen. We survived being apart for the 25 minute ceremony; I’m sure your friends will as well.

Post # 4
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

you just have to decide if you want the couples together enough to have the processional be a bit odd? It would be a little weird for the Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man not to walk up together – people will assume the last ones down the aisle are them – but i dont think many will notice shifting at the front. 

Post # 5
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Let them process down as couples.  When they get to the front, they just stand in the right spot (when Future Sister-In-Law gets to the altar she just stands in the last position while best man takes the first position, and so on).

It’s not like they have to line up in the order they arrived then obviously shuffle around like musical chairs!

In any case, once the last couple gets to the altar everyone will turn their backs to look at you anyway!  So if they switch nobody will be seeing it.

Post # 6
4 posts

i would definitely have them walk as couples, the photos would be so much more meaningful and it would be a nice thing to do for your friends who are standing up for you and you could have them stand in their appropriate positions once they get up to the alter so you can have you moh closest to you.

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