Post # 1
So I’ve never been a big wedding person and this is going to be my FI’s second wedding. I really don’t want to walk down the aisle and make a big deal out of it. I want our wedding to be a fun party with friends and family. We’re thinking of both of us greeting guests as they arrive, giving them a drink and mingling, then all moving over to the ceremony location without a big procession. We’re not doing a bridal party at all.
Has anyone done this successfully? Any tips?
Post # 3
I saw this on 4 weddings. One of the couples just kind of appeared at the altar. I think they just walked around the side. If thats what you want to do, I think you should.
My bff is a really shy person and she was sooooo nervous to walk down the isle. In the end she was really happy she did it, because she got to look at her Fiance as she was walking down. She said it was her favorite part of the day.
Post # 4
My cousin did this. It was her 4th wedding and his second LOL So she felt no need to wear white and walk down the isle and everyone just gathered around…which as a guest I was a little disappointed she didn’t make a big entrance but as a big wedding person that is just my opinon. It worked really well though, she walked up from the side and everything just happened.
As a suggestion though, if this is what you do, make sure something (anything) gets the guest attention because we really didnt know the wedding was happening until the officiant told everyone to stop talking (which is harsh concidering it was the cerimony). Anyways I hope that helps and it willl be amazing! 🙂
Post # 5
I saw read about a couple that had an outside wedding.. showed up in the car together.. mingled with guests before the ceremony & then proceded to just make their way to the “altar” to start..
It was a hit, fit them great, & the guests loved the surprise non-traditional entrance =)
Post # 6
This is what I want to do. I plan on getting married walking distance from my house, so I want to walk with my friends and family to where the ceremony is taking place (most of the guests will meet there–it’s an outdoor location). We aren’t having attendents, and are planning on having all of our guests and family arranged around us in a crowd in support.
Our theme for our wedding is community, so we aren’t keeping a lot of the formal elements. We want what was traditional before things became, in my opinion, more about the wedding than the marriage.
Good idea on the whole signal the start thing. Didn’t think about that. Maybe a bell or some cool sound. lol a gong!
Post # 7
@AJoy77: This was on 4 weddings just like someone said. I think it’s a great idea! Your wedding is what you want to make it! Who says that there has to be an aisle?!
Post # 8
Thanks, Bees! I’m so glad I’m not the only one doing this! The few people I’ve told just seem confused as if I’ve been waiting my whole life to be walked down the aisle. I guess I’ll have to add ‘cow bell’ to the to-do list! LOL.
Post # 9
@justelope: LOL now that’s what I call a signal! 😀