(Closed) Who walks the bride’s mom down the aisle?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
13010 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We are having the groomsmen escort the guests of honor down (grandmothers, mothers of bride and groom).

Our (draft) sequence is:
Groom’s Parents
Best Man / Grandmother of Bride
Groomsmen 1 / Grandmother of Groom
Groomsmen 2 / Godmother of the Bride
Groomsmen 3 (my brother) / Mother of the Bride
Bridesmaid or Best Man 1
Bridesmaid or Best Man 2
Flower Girl
Maid/Matron of Honor 1
Maid/Matron of Honor 2
Bride / Father of Bride

Bridesmaids will walk out with the groomsmen, but not in.  The point of the BMs is to be with bride, and we won’t be with the groomsmen before the ceremony!

Post # 4
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

My oldest brother, who was not a groomsman or anything, walked my mom.

Post # 5
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You can have a significant male in your family who isn’t a groomsmen, like an usher do it. My brothers walked my mom and Grandma down the aisle. Is your Future Mother-In-Law married? If so the husband is usually the one who walks down with her. I’m not sure If I’ve seen a groom walk his mother down the aisle before but anything goes really, it’s all up to you. I dont think its STANDARD that the groom does that so you can veto it if you don’t like that idea

Post # 6
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Fiance is walking down with his mom.  We are doing things kind of weird for our wedding though.  Here’s what we’re doing:


Fiance dad

Fiance stepdad



flower girl/ring bearer

Fiance and his mom

me and my parents

Post # 7
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had all the groomsmen up front to start except for DH’s brother.

People walked in as follows.

DH’s uncle walked his grandmother in

DH’s brother walked his mom in (and then went up to the best man spot)

DH’s dad walked in with his wife

The officiant walked my mom in (the officiant is my Godfather)

Then the bridesmaids filed in, and then my dad and I.

Post # 8
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My adult son, who has no other role in the wedding, will be walking my mother down the aisle.

Post # 9
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We have 4 bridesmaids and 4 groomsmen who will all walk together. As for the grandparents & my mom, we have 2 ushers to walk them down the aisle first.

Post # 10
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Our groomsmen escorted my mom, my Mother-In-Law, and our grandmas down the aisle. We worked it out so that my brother, who was a Groomsmen, walked me mom down the aisle. It was really sweet!

Post # 11
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

In my case, I wanted both my mom and dad to walk me down the aisle. While it’s tradition to only have the dad, both my parents raised me equally and they’re both extremely important to me. Also, my moms side of the family is Jewish and having both parents walk you down is a Jewish tradition. But, if I were to decide to not have my mom walk me down the aisle, my brother who is not in the wedding party would be walking her down. 

Post # 12
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My mom walked down with her parents (my grandparents).

My Mother-In-Law walked down with my Father-In-Law. 

My Darling Husband didn’t walk anyone down the aisle, he waited at the altar.

And my Dad walked me down the aisle.


I think you can do it anyway you want.

Post # 13
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think the groom walks his own mother down pretty often. I’ve usually seen either the FOB walk the mom in and then walk back or a special groomsmen/usher (like bride’s brother, cousin, etc.). My mom and dad walked me down the aisle, so I didn’t have to figure that one out!

Post # 14
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

There’s nothing wrong with the groom walking his Future Mother-In-Law, but it’s not customary, per se. 🙂

In my half brothers’ weddings, their divorced parents was escorted by their new spouses. For one I went to last summer, the MOB escorted her own Future Mother-In-Law (the bride’s grandma, very important to the family, definitely needed a family member’s help for the walk).

For ours, I *believe* what we’ll be doing is having FI’s folks walk together (he was mystified that any other option would exist), and then the groomsman that is a mutual friend of ours will escort my mom down the aisle. This could change…but I’m not favoring one of my brothers over the other, and there aren’t any other random dudes who we’re really close to who are attending, I don’t think.

Post # 15
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ours goes like this:

Future Mother-In-Law and Best Man

My Mom and Fiance

J Bridesmaid

Maid/Matron of Honor

Flower Girl and Ring Bearer

Me and my dad


Post # 16
522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

in Spain, bride walks down with her father, goom walks down with his mother, and mother of bride walks down with father of groom 🙂

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