(Closed) Seating of the mothers – pre ceremony – Did you do this? Who did it and how?

posted 9 years ago in Family
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Okay.  Normally, I think that the ushers have the mothers seated right before the processional.  The pastor (priest) walks in the side with the groom and the guys.  I’m not sure if mothers go before that or not.  The mother if the bride is given the honor of being seated last, I do know that. 

I’m having the pastor walk from the back with the groomsmen, the grandparents come in escorting each other – after 50+ years of marraige, I think they need to walk TOGETHER.  Then, the groom will be walking his mom in and seating her last, since I’m opting for both of my parents to walk with me.  I gave them equal amounts of headaches as I was growing up, so it’s only fair.  hahahaha.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Just googled: I guess the mothers are seated first and then the priest comes out with the guys.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

For our wedding, my two of the groomsmen (my husband’s brother & my brother) sat our Moms. This occured as the first thing in the ceremony. Next, the pastor and all the guys came out to the front of the church, and finally the processional of the ladies started. It seemed to work out great.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m having the dads walk the mothers in…then my dad will just come back for me.  Seems kind of weird writing it out like that, but it makes sense in my head…

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

We also had our groomsmen be our ushers. (except for the best man who kept the groom company)

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My husband was walked in by both of his parents, and I was walked in by both of my parents.  At my BIL’s wedding, my Mother-In-Law was walked in by one of his good friends (who was a Groomsmen, but wouldn’t have to be) and I have absolutely no idea how the brides’ mother was escorted.  She could be walked in by his dad or by a friend.  

I like the idea of having the groom walk in with his mom and then stand up there.  Have you talked to your officiant?  Ours felt strongly that she should not be in the procession.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we seated our mothers.  it went something along the lines of: Mother of the Groom, Stepmom of the bride, Grandmother of the Bride, Mother of the bride, then the Bridal Party.  My brother was in the Bridal Party and he walked all 3 of the brides women down the aisle

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

I’ve always seen the groom’s mother seated first, usually escorted by the groom or another sibling with the groom’s father walking behind the two.

Then, the mother of the bride is seated.  I’ve seen the father of the bride escort her (and then walk back up the aisle), I’ve also seen the groom escort the mother of the bride.  I don’t ever think I’ve seen a mother of the bride walk alone.

Obviously, if you go this route, you’ll have some walking back up the aisle action – I don’t think it’s awkward… quite conversely, it builds anticipation!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We don’t have any ushers.  I didn’t think about that.  I might have his father and brother do that.  They are groomsmen as well.  I’ve already asked that his teenage cousin usher everyone out by rows when we’re done so we can get back around to the gazebo for pictures. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m thinking father of groom escorts mother of groom, and then groom escorts mother of bride… then the processional, i thought that might be kind of nice!

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