(Closed) Regional differences-BM's walking alone in processional or escorted?

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Will your BM's walk alone or escorted by a GM during the processional?
    alone : (19 votes)
    73 %
    escorted : (7 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @AirForceWife78:  I’ve been to weddings in Ontario and Nova Scotia, and I’ve only seen what you described. I hadn’t seen the Groomsmen and Bridesmaid or Best Man walking in together until wedding bee!

    Post # 4
    8380 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Here they usually walk in together.

    Post # 5
    1434 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Here in Buffalo I’ve only seen weddings like you’ve described and plan on having my Bridal Party do the same.

    Post # 6
    1671 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    @AirForceWife78:  Where I am from it is generally the bridesmaids walking alone. That being said … I have seen both 🙂

    Post # 7
    634 posts
    Busy bee

    All the weddings I’ve attended in Texas have the men escorting the ladies.

    That being said, I don’t plan on having the men escort the ladies, becuase it seems kind of weird and like they are pretend couples.

    Post # 8
    7218 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Here it almost seems to be based on religion. I’ve seen both ways but it seems as though all the Catholic ones have the Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen walk in together and all the Lutheran ones have the guys standing up front already and the BMs walk in alone.


    Post # 9
    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    alone in the processional, with groomsmen in the recessional.

    Post # 10
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m from North Carolina, and I have only seen bridesmaids walking down alone with the groomsmen already at the front. I was at a wedding in Chicago once though where we walked down and back together.

    Post # 11
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @AirForceWife78:  I’m in Alberta and I’ve seen both here. Sometimes the guys all come in with the officiant, and the groom from the back. Sometimes the officant comes in alone and the groom comes up the center to lead the processional (usually with his mom), and the groomsmen come in a line one by one before the bridesmaids. Sometimes they come in as a pair. 

    Post # 12
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    @AirForceWife78:  I’m in North Dakota, and I’ve seen all sorts of different ways of getting everyone to the front. I don’t think it’s a regional thing ,I think it’s a personal thing. 

    Post # 13
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i’m from california and have seen it both ways. and either way, the best man has always been up at the front with the groom, and the maid of honor walks alone. during the recessional everyone is paired up.

    Post # 14
    2659 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @lilchicana:  Same for my experiences. I grew up in Texas plus have family and been in weddings in the Philippines. Thinking back, it is almost cleanly divided based on the size of the wedding party. If there are three or less of each (counting the best man and MOH), the women walked in alone. Otherwise, folks were paired up except for the best man and Maid/Matron of Honor.

    Post # 15
    7739 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Another thing that’s done, especially with small wedding parties, is the bride and her father lead the procession, followed by the bridesmaids (each walking alone). It’s common in my part of the world, and apparently also in the UK, judging by the royal wedding.

    @cirk:  Yes I agree, it’s really just personal preference.

    Post # 16
    1222 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I’ve seen it the way you described at a New Husband wedding, but I’m from CA and thought it was different from what I’d seen in the past. I liked it though, it’s a really minor detail anyway so do whatever you like.

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