Post # 1
Hey, Bees. I’m wondering about the traditional ways in which the groom walks up the aisle toward the officiant. (Wait, should the officiant be there already when the groom walks up??) Does he walk up with his mother? I’ve seen one groom in a wedding walk with his teenage daughter, who was dressed in a dress similar to the bridesmaids. I thought that was really nice (though my fiance doesn’t have a child, so that’s a moot point). Since the groom doesn’t hold a bouquet or anything in his hands, I feel like he’ll be awkward walking alone with his hands at his sides…
Post # 2
I have never seen a groom walk down the aisle. They have always come in from the side somewhere with the groomsmen.
Post # 3
I’ve only ever see or heard of the groom already being at the front/ alter.
Post # 4
My husband walked down with the officiant.
Post # 5
I’ve always seen the groom walk in from the side, never up the aisle. Mother of the groom, etc… are escorted by groomsmen or ushers up the aisle.
Post # 6
I’m with FutureMrsBex :
I usually see them come in from the side up front with the groomsmen before the processional starts. I believe in Jewish weddings the groom usually walks down the aisle with his parents. I feel like I have seen a groom walk down the aisle before, but I’m not picturing it. They’re usually up front already.
Post # 7
At my wedding (Catholic ceremony) my Fiance and his groomsmen walked down the aisle following the priest and took their places on the side.
Post # 8
He walked down the aisle with his parents. I’ve never seen a groom not walk down the aisle lol.
Post # 9
Maybe it is regional, but I’ve never seen a groom walk down the aisle. Ever. They were always at the altar with the officient when things began. I’ve seen them enter from the side, but otherwise they were somehow near the front of things before the guests were paying any attention. My DH was waiting in front of the officiant at our wedding when the bridesmaids and groomsmen started coming down the aisle.
Post # 10
I know at least of one country where it is traditonal that the groom walks down the aisle with his mother:
Post # 11
My DH walked down the aisle. Our processional went like this:
Officiants (my mom and his dad)
DH with his mother (he walked her to her seat and then took his place at the front)
Me & my dad
We had different music for the VIP processional, groomsman processional, and bridal party processional that set the tone. I thought it was really nice.
Post # 12
in my culture the groom is escorted by both of his parents
Post # 13
Thanks for all of this feedback, everyone! I think I’ll present each of these ideas to my fiance and see what he’s most comfortable doing. I know he has no clue either!
Post # 14
Your Fiance can walk down the aisle however he wants and with whoever he wants 🙂 he can even dance down the aisle if that’s what you decide 🙂
My Fiance is walking down with his mum 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
DH escorted his mom down the aisle and to her seat, then stood over by the officiant.
But whatever works best for you. There’s no wrong way.