(Closed) Tell me your procession order!

posted 13 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2007

Hi Kiwi!

Mine was..

Groom escorted by his mom & dad

My mother escorted by my two little siblings (jr.groomsman & jr.bridesmaid – both are teenagers)

bridesmaids escorted by groomsmen (you’ll probably have to scrap this one)

maid of honor escorted by best man

the ring bearer was supposed to go first and the flower girl next…but our ring bearer got cold feet and wouldn’t go unless the flower girl held his hand and they walked down together (it was cute – she’s a year older than him and he had the HUGEST crush that a 3 year old could have on a 4 year old)

and then, my dad and me 🙂 

Post # 5
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I don’t think that the dad comes in with the alter servers – it would make it hard for him to walk you down if he was already down there. I think he hangs back with you, then takes his seat after he gives you away.

Here’s my order as of right now…of course – knowing me it could change a bit.

Mr. Sweeney2B will be at the alter waiting

The moms, and grand moms and steop dads and such will be led in by ushers or other respected parties.

Then comes the Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man

followed by the next 4 sets of attendants

2 flower girls and the ring bear all at the same time

Then me and my Daddy.

I think thats right –


I’m marrying into and English family, and I know that over there the bride comes before all the attendants, because the need for them in the first place was to carry the train of the dress – only the florwer girl goes first to sprinkle the petals. Needless to say, we’re not doing it that way 🙂



Post # 6
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

You were referring to the officiant as "the Father" and not your dad, correct? If so, he could go down with the altar servers.

Then, as a suggestion, the groom and best man could come in from the side, then from the aisle would be the moms, then the maid of honor, then the flower girl and ring bearer, and then YOU and your dad.

Post # 7
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

i’m having the priest process down after the altar servers.  but that’s not normal in a wedding.  they usually just walk out of the sacristy (back room in a church) sometime in the beginning. 

as a coordinator, i like it when everyone processes down because then they’re included in the video and all of the pictures.  in this case, the order would be:

groom with parents

best man

bridesmaids with groomsmen


matron of honor

bride with father or both parents.

in your case, since you don’t have bridesmaids and groomsmen, you can just nix that line.  but since your party is relatively small, you could just have the matron and best man walk up together like someone suggested earlier.  and the kids could walk together too.

you’re lucky.  my procession consists of like 40 people with sponsors and a large wedding party!  it’ll be like 10 mins long!

Post # 9
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

We had the priest and his "co-priest" walk up the side, followed by my husband and his groomsmen.  Then Father-In-Law followed.

 The girls started walking down the middle aisle once the boys were all lined up in this order – bridesmaids, flower girl, me with my father.

 I originally wanted my husband to walk down the middle, but he didn’t want to take that away from me, so he chose to walk down the side aisle, and we made sure the video was angled to capture all the guys walking in.

Post # 10
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

father of the groom (who was also the officiant) and groom walked in from side

seating of grandparents

seating of the mother of the groom

seating of the mother of the bride (escorted by my brother)

lighting of the candles (mothers)


best man 

ring bearer


maid of honor

bride/father of bride   

Post # 11
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

Kiwi, we had a small processional as well. Typically the religious officiant, groom and best man head to the altar from a side entrance/aisle, not the center aisle. That said, this is your wedding and do it your way!

Our order was:

Pastor, Groom & Bridesmaid or Best Man came in from side.

Groom’s parents escorted the ringbearer/furbaby.

Matron of Honor very closely followed by her two daughters, our flowergirls.

My mother escorted me up the aisle (my father passed away).

Hope that helps! 

Post # 12
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

this could potentially change a bit, but this is what i’m currently planning to do…

1.groom will already be at the front with the officiant

2. groom’s grandma (if she goes) escorted by groom’s youngest bro (who’s also a gm)

3. groom’s mom and dad

4. 6 bms escorted by 6 gm (bm and moh first)

5. 1 bridesman

6. bride/father and mother of the bride (yes, i’m walking down the aisle with both of them. it just makes the most sense to me.)


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