Who walks mother of the bride down the aisle?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

My cousin (an “usher” traditionally) walked all the mothers down the aisle. We had considered having the groomsmen walk down the mothers/grandmothers too.

As far as order, it should be MOG and then MOB, then bridal party. Unless your groom just wants to walk in from a side door (that’s what mine did). Have you asked your mom/mog what they would like? I see nothing wrong with them walking alone but together is a little unusual.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

My Fiance will be walking with his mom. His dad will walk with his step mom. My dad is walking with me. My mom will walk down with her other son in law since she doesn’t have a son.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

In our family/social circle, it has become the norm for the bride to walk down the aisle with both parents. If his parents don’t walk in with the groom, the POG will walk together, just before the bridal party enters.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

There aren’t really hard & fast rules on this. I would ask your mom and your Future Mother-In-Law what they want to do. My dad walked me down the aisle, and my mom was escorted by her brother (my uncle), which was her preference. DH walked down the aisle with both of his parents, which was what they all wanted to do. 

I’ve also seen MOBs walk down the aisle alone, and I’ve seen FOB’s escort the MOB and then double back to escort the bride. Basically the possibilities are endless! Talk to your VIPs and get their input.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I don’t think there is any right or wrong way to do it. As I understand it, bridesmaids walking down the aisle with groomsmen is a pretty new thing. It used to be that the groom and groomsmen would walk out of a side alcove together and stand there, and then the processional would begin. At least that was the custom for church weddings in the ’70s and ’80s when my mom and her siblings were getting married.

My uncle (mom’s brother) or one of my cousins will walk her down the aisle. I would love to have both parents, but the church aisle is very thin and there isn’t room for three of us and my dress. At first I was dissapointed, but she already knows she’s my BFF, even without that statement to our guests.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The most common thing I’ve seen if you do not have divorced parents on the groom’s side is the Groom walks with the Mother of the Bride and the groom’s parents walk together. If you happen to have divorced parents on the groom’s side, they’ll add his mother and his father will walk with their SO. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Here is how we did mine:

The groom was already at the ceremony site in position and did not “walk” down the aisle.

Mother of Groom walked down with Aunt and Uncle of the Groom (father is deceased).

Mother of Bride was escorted by the Best Man. Best man then exited on the side and got back in line with the Maid/Matron of Honor.

Bridesmaids walked with groomsmen, then best man and Maid/Matron of Honor. Then me and my dad.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

lxnd2 :  Here was our processional

Pastor

Groom with his mother

Father of Groom with his Girlfriend

Grandmother of the groom with Usher (who is her grandson)

Jr Bridesmaid/Jr Groomsmen

Bridesmaids/Groomsmen

MOH/Best man

Ring Bearer

Bride

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

For our processional it will be 

Pastor

Groom with his parents

Bridespeople/groomspeople

MOH/BM

ring bearer/flowergirl

Bride with her parents

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

For our processional it will be 

Pastor

Groom with his parents

Bridespeople/groomspeople

MOH/BM

ring bearer/flowergirl

Bride with her parents

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My husband walked with both his parents, then I had my brother walk my mom down, I went with just my dad

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Ours went 

groomsman (husbands uncle) escorted husbands grandmother down

best man

hubsand escorted his mother and father followed behind

My Mom walked alone

bridesmaid

Maid/Matron of Honor

My Dad and I

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