Dedicated April 2021

Procession Idea.....

Latonya, on October 18, 2019 at 12:17 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 14
Saved Save

Ok, I want to have my BMs walk in alone and mainly because I want my oldest son (who is also an ordained minister and will be a Councilman as well by the time the ceremony comes around) to officiate.

The idea is that the Groom will walk in followed by his party....bestmant, My son (officiant) then the rest of the GM. They will all line up behind him except my son who will take his place at the head of the altar.

Then I will have the ladies walk in accordingly. Do you think this is a bad idea?

Oh and as far as the parents....I was thinking to have my grannies and mother already seated.

What are your thoughts?


  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·

    Do whatever works for you.

  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    That's fine ! I've seen weddings where the groomsmen and bridesmaids walked in by themselves
  • L
    Savvy October 2019
    Lené ·
    It's your day and you can do anything that you want. I have seen both done and they both work well
  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen ·
    That’s fine! We did something similar, but our order was:
    -bride’s grandparents
    -groom’s grandparents
    -groomsmen (each one individually)
    -groom with his dad and brother
    -bridesmaids (each one individually)
    -bride with mom and brother
  • V
    VIP July 2019
    Veronica ·
    I think having them walk alone is totally fine. I was maid of honor and my sister was a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding and we walked alone. As for parents, I have always seen the mothers escorted by someone. As for grandparents, I have been to weddings were they were escorted by someone and I have been to weddings were they were just seated. For my wedding, my grandparents were already seated, but both moms were escorted. My brother escorted my mom and my brother-in-law escorted my mother-in-law. My brother and brother-in-law were also in the wedding so after they escorted the mothers they went to back and escorted the person they were paired with. We choose to have the bridesmaids/groomswoman escorted because my brother was a bridesman and we thought it would look odd for him to walk down the aisle alone. It is totally up to you what you want to do.
  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·

    I think that sounds totally fine. Here is what we did:

    My mom & stepdad

    Husband's dad & stepmom

    Groom with his mom

    All the groomsmen (tallest to shortest, then best man so they could line up easily)

    Bridesmaids my themselves

    Our dog & flower children

    My dad & me

  • Sarah
    Devoted April 2022
    Sarah ·
    I think it’s a great idea! It’s similar to what we’re doing—
    -Flower kiddos and jr. attendants
    -FW’s party
    -FW with her parents
    -my party
    -Me with my 2 aunts (who took over raising me and my siblings when our parents passed)

    Our attendants will all walk by themselves since we’ll have an uneven number of them (5 each). My only suggestion would be to give the men something to hold—they may not know what to do with their arms and feel awkward otherwise! We’re giving everyone lanterns or candles in lieu of bouquets since it’s more gender-neutral.
  • L
    Dedicated August 2019
    Leaves232 ·
    I didn't realize bridesmaids walking alone was questionable choice! I had my bridesmaids and the groomsmen walk alone and I didn't think twice about it.
  • Lily
    Dedicated December 2019
    Lily ·
    This is what I'm planning on doing! Although reading through the comments, I do like the idea of the groomsmen first, then groom, then bridesmaids, then bride.
  • Kyla
    Dedicated November 2019
    Kyla ·
    Having the bridesmaids walk alone isnt a bad idea. We are doing that at our wedding because the groom wants to walk out with all of his groomsmen at once.
  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
    It's common to have the BMs walk down alone and then have the guys come in from the side. That's what we did.
  • B
    Super March 2020
    B ·
    I'm doing something similar. Because I have 4 bridesmaids and he has 3 groomsmen I will have them go one at a time alternating between woman/man.
  • Cyndy
    Master May 2019
    Cyndy ·
    It’s your day so do whatever makes you happy!
  • E
    Dedicated November 2019
    Emily ·
    I thought the bridesmaids do walk in alone? Or I have seen it that way before ?
    Then ar the end for the exit...they pair up

Comment on this discussion