(Closed) Wedding party: walking down isle/ picture taking pairing up

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 4
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785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t think there is any real rhyme or reason honestly. I think it really depends on how you want it. Does it really matter to you if your bridal party matches in height. It would probably be nice if you put them together, but if you want your best friends (respectively) to line up together, I’m sure they would be ok with it…I mean it is literally only a few seconds of walking down the isle together. They can take all the pictures standing together..

Post # 5
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Wannabee

@Liss13:  I paired them up by height in a way. It will go from tallest to shortest girls. And the men ware basically paired up by importance, sort of. And it actually is working out that way.

Post # 6
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Well, we had no Maid/Matron of Honor or best man, so ours was mostly random. We had a married couple as a Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen, so we of course wanted them to walk together. My BMs were lined up in a specific order- my dress fluffer, then the flower holder (she really wanted to hold the flowers, lol). We had one girl miss the rehearsal so we wanted her in the middle, not walking in first… which left two girls, one of whom was terrified of walking in first. We also had slight drama in that one of our BMs and one of our Groomsmen really don’t get along, so we avoided them walking together… and the rest we just sort of set. It worked out, and only took about 10 minutes. You can do it by height- that looks nice, it’s not shallow or anything. You can order it by who’s closest to you, or who has known you the longest, or anything… or just have random chance decide like for us, lol. They’re only together for a short time and it’s your wedding, not theirs! Do what you want.

 

Post # 8
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Liss13:  I will say again, it is 100% up to you- and good friends will stand where you tell them to stand for the few hours, and your guests won’t notice either way. Personally, I wanted to keep the actual couple in our wedding party walking together, because they’d be most comfortable, but it’s not necessary.

If you want a set order, do it. You don’t have to be all detailed and specific if you don’t want to be.

Post # 9
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105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am having this same dilemma because I let my bridesmaid choose their dresses so they are all in a different style.  I think it would look best to alternate dresses by style (i.e. strapless, full strap, one strap, repeat) but my bridesmaids range from 6′ to 5’5″ and there are a total of 8 girls so not lining them up by height could end up looking pretty goofy.  Hmmm….

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