(Closed) Procession order/ceremony line up

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


I would say put the couple together. Just maybe put the Best man first (who sometimes waits at the altar with the groom) and  let the Maid of Honor go last? 


Post # 4
3697 posts
Sugar bee

You can do things however you want. Our processional was a little mixed-up, too, in a different way:

My attendants were my two sisters (maid & matron of honor) and my brother (“bridesman”). My Fiance is an only child, so he had three friends stand on his side: a best man, a groomsman, and a “groomsmaid.” Our flower girls were my niece (matron of honor’s daughter) and my other goddaughter (not a relative), and the ring bearer was the “groomsmaid’s” son.

My two goddaughters were both quite little (14 mos. and 18 mos. at the time of the wedding) and we decided not to have them try walking alone – not worth the stress. So we decided to send the party down the aisle in little trios, kind of like family clusters, and we paired people based on who knew one another and what would make the little kids feel secure.

First group down was the groomsman, groomsmaid, and ring bearer (so, entirely DH’s side). And they all sat down together on the right of the aisle. The second cluster was my sister, brother, and niece (she was delighted to walk with her mommy and the uncle she adores), and they all filled in on the left. Last group was my other sister, the best man, and the other goddaughter – my sister is really wonderful with kids, and the goddaughter is very easygoing, so even though they didn’t meet one another until the night before the wedding, they were totally fine together. When they reached the end of the aisle, best man went to the right and my sister and goddaughter stepped to the left. And then we had both sets of parents walk in together and take their places in the pews right before Darling Husband and I came in together.

Anyhow, I’m making a short story painfully long, but the moral is: do what works for you guys!

Post # 5
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think the Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man should walk together, regardless of the couple situation.  It makes the most sense, and it’s only for the ceremony!  If you want to have them enter differently at the reception, that would probably be fine, but for the ceremony, it should be in order.

Post # 6
986 posts
Busy bee

@ClassyKate: +1 to this. For the ceremony, I’d just have them walk out in the traditional order, then for the reception, have them enter together. It’s a good compromise. 🙂 

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