(Closed) WP-How do you line/pair everyone up?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we’re pairing BM/GM up based mostly on height with some consideration to who knows who. we only have 4 on each side and i could care less who goes down the aisle first, it will probably be based on where they happen to be standing at the rehearsal. MOH/BM at the back so they will be standing next to us.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

With the exception of the Maid of Honor who gets paired with the Best Man, most weddings that I have been to had the bridal party paired by height. I think my sister plans on going from tallest to shortest…simply b/c she is tall and she doesn’t want to look like a giant compared to her wedding party =)

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m planning on doing order of importance. Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man will be paired together of course, and we’ll go from there. Our guys and girls are all average height, so doing it that way wouldn’t really work unless we got everyone to send us their measurements 😛

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we had a really complicated standing arrangement because we were going to have 4 groomsmen hold the chuppah, but we ended up scraping that at the last minute during the rehearsal. we went with our best man/moh closest to us, then our siblings, and then by height. i didn’t want to choose importance between the rest of our friends, especially since it was so last minute and we had a large party.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh and also, if you do it by importance, obviously it would be a bad idea to tell people that’s how you did it!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m not pairing everyone up (uneven sides, plus most are coming with serious partners (who are not in the wedding) so I don’t want to fake couple them up!) but I plan to line the BMs and GMs up in time order, starting with oldest friends and ending with the ones we met most recently! Just makes the most sense to me that way.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper

I’m not doing the height thing. I’m doing mine in order of how long I’ve known each girl. Easy and objective. It’s not saying “she’s more/less important,” but simply that I’ve known someone more/less time.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was so laid back that at the rehearsal our officiant asked me and I hadn’t come up with anything yet.  We ended up doing Maid/Matron of Honor & Bridesmaid or Best Man next to us (duh) then by height order tallest to shortest.  No clue why we picked that but it worked!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I lined mine up like this:

Sister (maid of Honor) with Brother-In-Law (Best Man

Friend who introduced us (matron of Honor) with his *bestie

Paddling Buddy* (Matron of Honor) with childhood friend

Long time friend (Bridesmaid of Honor) with my bestie

SIL (Bridesmaid of Honor) with Brother

*his bestie and my Paddling Buddy are married, so they walked in together while Friend who intorduced us and his childhood friend walked in together. When the reached the alter, the women just switched around.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did ours based on height except for Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man who were right next to us. Then tallest to shortest. It worked out well because my SIL and her husband ended up being paired up by chance and then my husbands cousin and her brother ended up being paired up as well. It looked good in photos too!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’ll probably do Maid/Matron of Honor with Best Man, then put the taller of my two bridesmaids (she’s 5’7) with his tree of a half-brother (who’s about 6-something) and the shorter bridesmaid with his other half-brother, who’s about 5’6″ (she’s 5’5″).

Post # 15
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Helper bee

In the wedding I was just in, with the exception of the Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man, everyone else was serious couples.  My Fiance and I were at the end of the line because we’re the shortest out of the bunch.

We’re having the same three couples in our wedding party, and I’m having two bridesmen.  I’m going to have everyone walk out separately because I’m pretty sure that some of the groomsmen would feel uncomfortable walking down the aisle with another dude.

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