(Closed) The order of bridesmaids

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hi! So how im doing it. this is in order of who is walking down the aisle

 

FI’s brothers girlfriend (J)

Brothers Fiance (N)

Used to be best friend (K)

Matron of Honor (S) – who will end up being closest to me!

 

So im doing it in order of who i have known the longest i guess. it wasn’t intentional and plus its all who i wanted to be paired up with who with the groomsmen 2! hope that helps (:

Post # 4
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581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wanted to have my Maid/Matron of Honor next to me (she holds your bouquet and fixes your dress so it lays right).  I wasn’t really concerned about the order of the rest and didn’t want to hurt feelings but the girls wound up deciding on their own when I said I didn’t know how I wanted them to stand.  They chose to go in height order since Maid/Matron of Honor was tallest anyway.  They thought it would look good in pictures!

My SIL had her Maid/Matron of Honor next to her then family members followed by friends.

 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m kind of challenged on this order thing.  My general order of maids (in order of proximity to me during the ceremony) would be..

A – Maid/Matron of Honor

B – Childhood friend

C – My brother’s wife

D – 11 year old cousin Jr. Bridesmaid.

and my finace’s guys would be…

1- Best Man

2- Good Friend

3- College Friend

4- My brother

But we can’t just match them in that order…

A1 should be together. C4 should be together as husband and wife. My finance thinks B23 and D goes solo.  But if we are going to have B23, I think a threesome should not come before another pair.  Also feel bad about bumping up C4 to the second pair as my fiance is much closer to 2 and 3.  Also will it look inappropriate for the 11 year old Jr bridesmaid to be escorted by an adult groomsman?  Should I have her escorted into the reception by her 8 year old brother instead ?  That way the brother will also have a role.  (He felt left out in my bro’s wedding and joined his sis as a flower boy.)

  Does this sounds like one of those logic problems we had to solve in middle school?

Am I OVER-THINKING?

Post # 6
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Since the girls are picking different dressees I will line the up (with the exceptions of my MOHs) in order based on the dresses they pick.  For example if 2 girls get the same dress I won’t want them next to each other. 

As for the MOHs best friend will be next to me and SIL will be 2nd.  Mostly b/c on Grooms side it will be his best man and then his brother.  This way my brother and his wife can walk together. 

I know people who have also done it by height.

Post # 7
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1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Since I don’t have a Maid/Matron of Honor and Fiance doesn’t have a bestman, we’re using the titles Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen for everyone and ordering everyone by height.

Post # 8
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

1. Maid/Matron of Honor (my sister)

2. Childhood friend (She’s a shortie)

3. Cousin (medium height)

4. High School Friend (a bit taller)

5. FI’s Sister (tallest)

So basically we’re doing it height-wise and it also works out with closeness to me in my life.

Post # 9
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828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Whichever you choose, I wouldn’t tell them that that is how you arrived at the order they walk down in. 

Post # 10
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23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I totally did it at random.  Actually, Darling Husband had a vision of which groomsman he wanted paired with which bridesmaid (based on aesthetics or something, i forget haha).  The only ones we knew were last were our Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man..

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