Post # 1
I am still somewhat confused on who walks who who the asile. Just a little bit of info, we are having a very small Destination Wedding. Total of 10 invited guests, all family and the bride and groom….so a total of 12 people.
Wedding party includes bride, groom, best man, maid of honor, one bridesmaid, father of the bride, mother of the groom. Non bridal party 3 sons, 2 of wich will be bringing their wives, other son not married.
So my question is who walks who down the aisle and in what order. This is what I was was thinking…..but I don’t know if this would be tacky. They would enter in this order:
Groom and Mother of the Groom
Best Man and Bridesmaid
Maid of Honor
Bride and Father of the Bride
Next question is processional music……what is the normal for how many songs are used for the processional?? Help me out ladies, I am having a very small wedding but there are some things that I just am not willing to skimp on. What do you ladies think? Thanks
Post # 3
you can do whatever you want. some people walk down in pairs, others walk down alone.
we are sending in groom and his mother,
all groomsman alone, (4)
all bridesmaids alone (3)
bride and mom
we are going to be playing instrumental music, haven’t decided exactly what yet, or just ask our DJ to play romantic instrumental music. you just want music while everyone walks down. once the ceremony starts, the music stops. then you want some music for the recessional. but that will be a much shorter time.
Post # 4
Your order sounds just fine. I’ve been a bridesmaid 5 times, of which 2 I walked with a groomsman and 3 all the bridesmaids walked alone. There really is no standard, whatever you like. This is our order:
My paternal grandmother with escort (maybe my brother), followed by grandfather alone
My maternal grandmother with escort (maybe an uncle), (no grandfather)
[FI has no grandparents left]
His mother with his dad
Groom with best man
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen – I haven’t decided on this one (walk together or alone)
Maid/Matron of Honor (which is my mother, hence you don’t see her earlier)
Me with dad
I’m using one song (instrumental of Only Time by Enya) for the grandmothers, mother, officiant, groom, and best man walks). I’m using another (instrumental of Slipping Through my Fingers by Abba) for the bridesmaids and Maid/Matron of Honor. Then one for me (instrumental of A Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson). You do need some sort of transition between the bridal party and you, to denote to your guests that this is the big moment. We are then using an insturmental version of Colbie Calliat’s Brighter than the Sun for our recessional, something peppy we can sorta bounce back up the aisle to. Hope this helps!