(Closed) Traditional way for groom to walk up the aisle?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
3708 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have never seen a groom walk down the aisle. They have always come in from the side somewhere with the groomsmen. 

Post # 3
5170 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’ve only ever see or heard of the groom already being at the front/ alter.

Post # 4
9443 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

My husband walked down with the officiant.

Post # 5
1031 posts
Bumble bee

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
8370 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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DeniseSecunda :  I’m with 
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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
1195 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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
1912 posts
Buzzing bee

He walked down the aisle with his parents. I’ve never seen a groom not walk down the aisle lol. 

Post # 9
7816 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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
3106 posts
Sugar bee

I know at least of one country where it is traditonal that the groom walks down the aisle with his mother:

Post # 11
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

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)


ring bearer

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
515 posts
Busy bee

in my culture the groom is escorted by both of his parents

Post # 14
556 posts
Busy bee

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
3649 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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.

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