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Who walks his mother down the aisle?!
Ok-- So this is a bit long but I am very much confused- We have 3 BM ( no MOH) and 3 GM ( 1 being the grooms father, He is the best man)-- So we are having the ceremony and our reception site and I was told that my FH and his dad (best man) stand up front and then everyone walks down the aisle accordingly. Since it is not a even # of people I was thinking of have 1 Bm, then 1 GM and go single file down. I know his mom needs to walk down 1st but who walks her down? She mentioned that my future husband could walk her down, but that didnt seem right to me? So is this how it normally works: My FH and his dad (bestman) stand up front and then everyone else in party walks down aisle and of course I am last (walking down with my mother)-- PLEASE HELP!! I am so LOST! THANKS!

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The Flower Lady
Aug 18, 2009 at 9:25 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Your Mother needs to be walked down first by the Groomsmen.

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BTS Events, Inc
Aug 18, 2009 at 10:34 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Do you have ushers? The usher usually walks in the mother and seats her. If you do have any ushers, a groomsmen will do. He can seat her and return to the back and take his place in line for the wedding processional.

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Laura K Images
Aug 18, 2009 at 2:14 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm not sure of how it's SUPPOSED to be, but my husband walked his mother down the aisle, put her in her seat and then stood at the alter and waited for me. We loved the way it looked. I say do what feels right for you guys. Anything goes these days. It will probably mean a lot to his mom to have him walk her to her seat and it will make for a great photo op
Aug 18, 2009 at 2:15 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think you should make it a unique experience and have his best man, your father in law to walk your mom down the aisle then take his place next to your husband.

Tom Keene
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Aug 19, 2009 at 1:09 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I like both Tom's idea and Laura's suggestion. I have seen a groom walk his mom down the aisle. Parents are usually seated first. This would allow FH to have a special share as well as getting married. You decide what is right for your family. Who would MOG like to have walk her down?
Aug 19, 2009 at 1:28 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I agree with Catherine and Laura! I think it is very sentimental if the groom walks the mother down the isle! Plus, you do need to do what's feels right to you: listen to an advise and make the decision yourself!
Aug 19, 2009 at 3:02 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Sometimes an usher will walk the mother of teh groom down the aisle. However waht also happens is that the mother of the groom may have a nephew, grand child, other son favorite brother walk her down as well.

Rev. Kayelily MIddleton

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Aug 19, 2009 at 10:20 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hi Bella,

There are many ways and none are set in stone--it is what feels best to you and FH. Here's one way: Grandparents ushered in first, then officiant and all groomsmen walk in together and take their places. Groom escorts his mother in, gives her a hug and/or kiss, and then takes his place beside the officiant. Then Mother of the Bride is ushered in by relative or usher or even father of the bride if there are enough bridesmaids processing in after that to give him time to get back where the bride is waiting.

Or, you could do it this way: Grandparents in, then groom escorts his mother and returns to line-up while mother of bride is escorted in. Then officiant, groom and all groomsmen enter together. Or instead of the groom bringing his mother in, his father--the best man--escorts mother of groom in and returns to line-up while mother of bride being seated.

No matter what, you and FH will get married and that is what counts in the end!! Congratulations!

Soon to be AME
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Aug 22, 2009 at 3:53 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I guess I am confused too!
Your mom is giving you away, so you are concerned with his mom and who walks her in?
If I am not completely off my rocker, I say FH walks with his mom, then followed by his dad (Best Man) and one of your BMs. followed by the other two sets, and finally you and your mom. Or if you have too many bridesmaids for the number of groomsmen, have the last one arm in arm with two brides maids- I have seen this once and it turned out very cute.


Juliet Events
Aug 22, 2009 at 7:44 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think it would be great if the groom walked his mom down the aisle. If not a relative, friend or usher would be fine. Its your wedding, do what you would like and enjoy. Best wishes to you both and i hope everything works out beautifully!

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