(Closed) Processional order of BMs and Groomsmen

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am having my Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man walk down last, alone. My order is basically my friends walking first and then my cousins, then Maid/Matron of Honor. I don’t think it matters that much because they are all standing up there for you anyway!

Post # 4
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You could have the groomsmen already waiting at the altar before the processional starts (usually with the mother of the groom).    The best man and groom and officiant could already be there as well, or they could walk down to ‘start’ the processional.  It depends on if it’s a church or other setting, but often the officiant will either lead or be right behind the groom and best man.

Then the parents could go down, followed by the bridesmaids.  The bridesmaid that will be furthest from you should walk down first.  Some brides order them by height, some by closeness – whatever floats your boat.

After the rest of the bridesmaids walk down, then your Maid/Matron of Honor does, and if you have any flowergirls they’d go next, then you  🙂

For the recessional – after you’ve reached the end of the aisles/exited the church – then your best man & Maid/Matron of Honor pair up, and everyone just pairs up a few steps after each other.

Hope that helps!

Post # 5
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We normally do height order so no one thinks that anyone is being put first or last for a reason.

Post # 6
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My strategy is to keep the married couple walking down together, and avoid the ex’s walking down together.  That about spells it out for me, haha. 

Post # 7
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would either go by height or closeness to you (closer standing closest to you).

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