Post # 1
Hive, I need some advice!
We’re having 4 bridesmaids and 3 groomsmen in our wedding party. I hadn’t thought a lot about how we were going to pair them up to walk down the aisle after the ceremony, until my Fiance mentioned that his best man (who is 5’5) is sensitive about his height and won’t want to be paired with a bridesmaid who is noticeably taller than he is.
My matron of honor is 5’10, and she’ll be wearing heels!
So here’s my plan so far. My Maid/Matron of Honor will process alone, after us; the best man will walk down the aisle with the shortest bridesmaid (she’s 5’1), and the other two groomsmen will escort the other two bridesmaids.
Do you think that will work? Will it look weird for my Maid/Matron of Honor to walk alone? How else could I arrange it so the best man doesn’t feel self-conscious?
Also, does anyone have a title for a married maid of honor that’s not "matron of honor?" That just sounds weird to me (she’s a year and a half younger than I am!).
Post # 3
I think your idea sounds good! That’s definitely what I would do.
Post # 4
I think it will be fine for her to walk alone after you two, especially since there will be 3 and 3 leftover. That’ll be perfect!
Post # 5
Yes, I think you have the best solution you could come up with.
I don’t know of another term for a married maid of honor. Does she have an issue with it, or just you? She might be fine with "matron of honor". If she hasn’t been married that long, she might really dig another acknowledgement that she’s a Mrs. I’d say go with matron. You have better things to use your brain energy on.
Post # 6
Tanya, neither one of us is that thrilled with "matron." Every time we say it, we exchange a little "ugh, really?" look. It’s become sort of a running joke 🙂 At the shower, she mentioned not wanting to be the "matron" of honor and the married women were teasing her saying "sorry, dear, you’re a matron now, better get used to it!" Obviously it’s not a big deal but I was just curious to know if anyone had found a snazzy alternate title.
Thanks everyone! It was so weird to have this come up as an "issue" (I had no idea the best man was that sensitive about being short until my Fiance mentioned it), so thanks for the advice 🙂
Post # 7
Melissa, I like the idea, and when I started reading your post it’s exactly what I was going to suggest.
I think it’s really sweet of you to take the Best Man’s feelings into account, and with the multitude of processional styles people do now, I don’t think it will look odd at all! 🙂
Post # 8
Your idea is exactly what I was thinking, too, Melissa! The only other suggestion I would maybe add would be to have two girls walk with one of the guys, but that might be to hard to work out in a nice, seamless way.
Post # 9
That’s a fantastic plan! I think it’s nice to have something a little different anyway. It makes your special day more memorable 🙂
Post # 10
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Great plan 🙂 My Maid/Matron of Honor and best man are opposite, he is really tall and she is short (not too short though).