Post # 1
i have four bridesmaids and my FH has two best women (his very best friends)
the problem is, we now have SIX ladies with nobody to escort them down the aisle.
we don’t have any close uncles or brothers to walk them down.. obviously my dad is walking me but my FH’s father passed away last july. my grandparents have passed away, and the other set live across the country and may not be attending.
simply: WE HAVE A MALE SHORTAGE
what is the best solution to this problem?
should i have them each choose a date to escort them??
Post # 3
I would have your FH walk down the ailse with his best women on each arm and have your girls go in two’s but then I’m a very unconventional bride?
Post # 4
tmarie I actually like that idea a lot! We are considering having my fiance "escorted" by his parents …. I really like the idea of him having to walk down the same aisle I do!
Brook it seems like you guys are a bit unconventional as well — I think if the ladies are okay with it – they can walk down the aisle without escorts! If they have significant others — husbands, fiances, long time boyfriends — they could escort them … but otherwise I would advise against having a "random date" escort them because people always take pictures of this moment! do you want to have a random date in all your wedding photos?
Post # 5
They can walk by themselves.
I’ve been Maid/Matron of Honor twice and both times I walked in by myself (since the best man was standing at the ‘altar’ with the groom).
I don’t think it’s odd to have them walk out by themselves, or have them walk out in pairs.
I think if they each have a date who won’t be standing at the ‘altar’ it’s going to get confusing about where those guys should sit and how they should get up and get to their escort at the end of the ceremony.