(Closed) Who should walk down with the mom?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not dealing with this specifically because both of my parents are walking me down the aisle, but I would assume one of your brothers could escort her without officially being included in the bridal party.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I forgot to mention, have you asked her if she has someone in mind? She may already be thinking of someone she wants to escort her down the aisle. 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

The mother of the bride does not walk in with the wedding party and isn’t part of the wedding party.  A lot of times the mother of the bride is ushered to her seat by the ushers just before the wedding starts.  (Same for the groom’s mother).  I think since you have 2 brothers that won’t be in the wedding party that it would be nice if they both ushered her to her seat.  They could then take their seats as well

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Hmm, I would say that you seem to be under the impression that only the bridal party walks down the aisle, which is not the case.  Sometimes parents and grandparents walk down first to their seats.  Or you are confused about what exactly the bridal party is?  Also, remember that this is YOUR wedding, you can have whoever you want walk down the aisle in any combination you desire. 

Like the other posters said, ask her what she’d like, and don’t count out your brothers.  It actually works perfectly that they’re not in the wedding party.

I asked my mom to walk in with my dad and I, but she didn’t want to and she asked to walk with my brother instead.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m having issues with who will walk my mother down, as well. She started to demand that she walk me down the aisle early in the process, but I wanted to stick with the tradition of having my father walk me down.

We might have the groom walk her down the aisle, which seemed like a good solution, but then his mom got upset that he’d be walking MY mom down, but not his OWN mom. I don’t want my fiance to have to run up and down the aisle at the beginning of the ceremony, so we are back at square one.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper

I think a couple of our GMs will be escorting the moms down the aisle, to the altar where they’ll light the unity candle. Just because your moms are walked down the aisle doesn’t mean they’re part of the Wedding Party. Grandmothers are usually escorted down the aisle either by ushers or groomsmen as well.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Technically, I believe the mothers are not part of the bridal party and do not walk down the aisle as part of the processional.

I don’t think these are the only way you can do things. My mom will be walking down the aisle with my sister at the beginning of the processional. This arrangement worked out well because my sister has disabilities so it would be hard to ask her to be a bridesmaid. By this I mean it would be stressful for her, she would not appreciate wearing a specific dress, taking a million pics etc. Anyways, I wanted to include her in the wedding so she will be walking down the aisle with my mom at the start of the processional. 

Anyways, if you want your mom to walk down the aisle go ahead and find someone she can walk with. Maybe a brother who is not in the bridal party, or her parents. 

 

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Do you have any Grandfathers? I was the MOB and had my Dad escort me down. MOG & FOG walked in together.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

She has to walk down the aisle…how will she get to her seat? If you have ushers,one of them can do it,or she can walk alone. Does she have a brother she’d like to escort her or a favorite Uncle?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d just ask her who she wants to escort her. Then you don’t have to worry about picking someone for her.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I agree with @camrie, I think you should just ask her what she wants to do 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My mother is being escorted to her seat by my little brother before the procession begins.  There will be specific music play for the “seating of the mothers”.

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