(Closed) Order of wedding party?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i don’t think there are any rules or anything but i may just do it by height. (shortest first, to tallest) it just so happens that my sis is def the tallest so she will be last (My MOH). i also thought about doing the order by “closeness” in my relationships to them. 

another idea may the order they came into your life? friends, then sister…etc. whatever you think works best!

the guys will be in the order that they are paired with the girl when they leave. that way after me and Fiance walk down the aisle the Maid/Matron of Honor, and bestman will walk next, then Bridesmaid or Best Man and her groomsman shes paired with and so on. so that is how the guy order will be determined when they walk to the front of the altar. (i hope that makes sense)

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Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

all of my bridesmaids are my friends (i’m the only girl in the family). after we agreed that three was our max, i choose the three friends i’ve known and maintained a friendship with the longest, with my Maid/Matron of Honor being the one i’ve known the longest. as for aisle walking, they will go down in the opposite order from how long i’ve known them regardless of height. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re going by height for both the bridesmaids and groomsmen (with one little tweak so that the married couple in our wedding party escort each other out).  With that arrangement, my Future Sister-In-Law will be right next to my sister (my MOH) even though she’s who I’m least close to in my bridal party (just haven’t gotten to spend nearly as much time with her as I have with my closet friends – I do love her to death though!)

I think if you start trying to put people in order of your “closeness” to them, you run too great a chance of someone’s feelings being hurt.  What if the person you rank last in closeness considers you one of her absolute best friends?  Ranking people who all obviously mean a lot to you if they are in your bridal party just starts asking for trouble and hurt feelings.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1977

I agree.  It’s probably a good idea to arrange by height with the exception of the Maid/Matron of Honor who should be the last bridesmaid to enter.  I would start with tallest first in the processional and have her stand the farthest to the left once she reaches the front.

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