(Closed) Walking down the Aisle… confusion

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The weddings I’ve been to typically follow this order:

Ushers walking in grandparents

Groom walking in parents

Someone bringing in mom (brother?)

BMs and Groomsmen

Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man

Flower Girls/Ring Bearer

Bride and Dad

Post # 6
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think you can have anyone walk your mom in. The Bestman could do it or I’ve seen where the moms walk in by themselves because the Dads walked in the Grandmothers.  I don’t think there really is a right or wrong way because so many people don’t have all their grandparents present and/or parents are divorced etc.  Also, I’ve seen the bridesmaids walk in by themselves because the groomsmen walk in with the groom.  Then when everyone leaves the groomsmen pair up with the bridesmaids walking out.  The ringbearer and flowergirls can walk alone or together just depends  on their ages/comfort levels.

If you have a wedding coordinator at the venue or the church they will usually take charge of how walks when and with who.

Post # 7
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We are doing

the Groom and Best man standing at the front already…..

then bridesmaids & groomsmen ( in order of height)

maid of honor alone

flower girl & ringbearer

bride a & father


Post # 8
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Here is a question… if FI’s parents are divorced and each remarried… who walks in his dad/step mom if he walks in with his mom/step dad? 

Post # 9
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not having my Future In-Laws walk in the processional at all. They will be seated already– they are divorced so I just didn’t wanna go there. I am doing…   

Groom and Groomsmen all up front already 

then BMs

then MOHs (I have 2)

then flower girl/ring bearer (they’re bro and sis)/ my sis (their mom- she didn’t wanna be Bridesmaid or Best Man she felt too old– she’s 12 yrs older than me so she has her own tittle of “sister of the bride”)

then my parents walking me down

it’s totally your call I think– I don’t think there is a right or wrong anymore! I also think there are different traditions depending on religion.


Post # 10
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

we’re having grandmothers come in first (gm’s will prob act as ushers for this)

then my mother will be ushered in

then the groom and best man will come to the front from the side entrance

bm’s and gm’s will walk down together

moh will walk down by herself

ring bearer and flower girl will walk down

then I’ll walk down with my dad

Post # 11
1102 posts
Bumble bee

Just to confuse you, in Australian weddings the groom and his groomsmen don’t normally “walk in” – they are already there and just stand up the front with the priest/celebrant. Likewise his parents, and all the grandparents, just take their seat. Sometimes the bride’s mother also takes her seat, or is walked in by a family member or friend. This is how ours worked, Darling Husband and his boys just stood up the front. Then I had my Bridesmaid or Best Man and bridesman walk in together, then my two sisters (BMs) walked in together, then I came in with both my parents. (I have been Bridesmaid or Best Man twice and preferred walking with someone so we did it that way.) At my sister’s wedding the bridal party entered first (all girls because they both have 2 sisters) and then she and her husband came in together. You can really do it anyway you like.

Post # 12
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

its really up to you and your fiance on how you want everyone to walk down the isle… start with the traditional way and alter it as you see fit. for instance….you dont have a brother to walk your mom down the aisle…do you have an uncle who could do it? a cousin? or just ask your mom if there is anyone she would like to walk her down the aisle. ive also seen 2 diff ways the moh and bm walk down the aisle. ive seen them walk down together and ive also seen the bm stand up next to the groom from the start and the moh walks down by herself. its really up to you and how you want to do it. theres nothing set in stone on how it has to be done.

Post # 13
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re going to have the groom already up front with our officiant (not part of the processional).  Also, we’re going to have the parents (with the exception of my dad) seated by the ushers (who are also our groomsmen) before the processional officially starts. 

So our processional is just going to be:

(1) Groomsmen w/ bridesmaids

(2) Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man

(3) Me and my daddy 🙂

Post # 14
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

oh… and the flower girls and ring bearer.  Duh.  They come right before me and my dad!

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