Post # 1
How did you decide order? I’m stumped? Did you….
Go by height? (tall to short or short to tall) Legnth you’ve known your bridesmaids? Did you have problems matching up any attendants who are married? For example, my friend is “last” in the how long I’ve known her category, but on my fiance’s side, I feel it makes more sense to put her husband before one of my fiance’s other attendants. (we’ve known both groomsman the same amount of time, but he is closer to my bridesmaids husband). I want to match the husband and wife but don’t want to put her before my friend I’ve known longer and I don’t want to put him last. I’m STUCK.
Do I just go with my order and say to heck with the groomsmen’s order b/c men don’t care so much like women will???
Post # 3
I did it by length of time. I don’t think they need to be “matched” They are only together for walking out of the ceremony/into the reception anyways…
Post # 4
I ordered my girls by height (except my sister as Maid/Matron of Honor was next to me of course) with the shortest closer to me, so they could see! It was simple enough. My husband arranged his guys by how close he was to them, so his side was a bit up-and-down height-wise. My sister and her husband were both in the wedding party but they didn’t walk together since my husband had his brother as best man. The married couple doesn’t have to walk together. 🙂
Post # 5
I wouldn’t worry about matching up the couples. You’ll drive yourself crazy doing that. (I also had couples on both sides and just gave up on matching them with each other). Just go in whatever order feels right, whether that be length of time knowing them, closeness, or something more objective like height!
Post # 6
I think I’m going to match up the married couple (so that when they walk together after we are married the photographer can get a “couple” shot, plus they will walk into the reception together – I just think I would want that photo op if my Sig other were in a wedding. I’m going to go with the legnth of time I’ve known them and not worry about Fiance side. Guys don’t care but I don’t want my friend who I’ve known longer to feel hurt! Ya know!?
Thanks ladies! Oh, the height thing makes sense but my SIL who is my “first bridesmaid” is VERY close to me and even though she is the tallest she’s going after my sister b/c she is like a sister so the height thing won’t work now that I think about it – she’s 5’11” (over 6′ with her heels!)