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Processional - Bridesmaids walk alone?

MegAn, on September 15, 2018 at 6:43 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 1 10
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It seems to be most common that bridesmaids and groomsmen walk down the aisle together during the processional, but we've (mostly me Smiley smile) have been liking the idea of having the groomsmen walk around the side and stand behind my fiance right away and then have the bridesmaids walk alone down the aisle before me, the bride (and my dad). I like the idea of the guys 'standing behind' and 'supporting' my fiance as he's standing up front and waiting, and having the bridesmaids somewhat 'introduce' me as the bride.

Is this weird? Awkward? Our ceremony will be out in a pasture, so the guys won't really be able to 'hide'.. but I just am not a fan of tradition and don't really like how my fiance will be standing alone and like that his guys can be there to 'back him up' like my girls will be for me.

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Latest activity by Ashley, on February 8, 2020 at 11:26 PM
  • Melissa
    Expert October 2018
    Melissa ·
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    I'm having my fiance walk in his parents and take his place, my brother walk in with my stand in mom, then the groomsman individually followed by the bridesmaids individually, the flower girl and then my brother and I. I think yours will be just fine.
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  • K
    Devoted November 2018
    Karen ·
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    I didn’t know GM walking in with BM was a thing until I started planning my wedding. We don’t have a side entrance (which is what I’d prefer) because it’s an outdoor wedding, so they will walk down the aisle before the bridesmaids but at a quicker pace. I think my order is my grandmothers walking together, my mom escorted by my future brother in law, groom’s dads, groom’s mom escorted by the best man (her son), and then the other groomsmen. My BM, MOH and myself with my daddy will follow at a slow, wedding pace.
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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    Nope it’s not weird or awkward lots of people do it and I am too. I think it’s so sweet to honor everyone separately. Besides I have a bridesman and I didn’t want to pair them up. I think I’m doing grandmothers escorted by my stepbrothers, mothers and they’ll light the candles, groom, best man, groomsmen, then bridesman, bm, moh, and then me and my dad. My question is does the officiant walk in first or after the mothers?
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Not weird at all. I'm doing something similar, but both sides will be walking down the aisle individually, we won't make one half of the BP go around the side. I think it's important to honor all of your party, not just the women.

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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    This is not weird at all and is actually pretty common for the guys to come in from the side with the groom and then the bridesmaids walk alone down the aisle. That's what we did.

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  • I
    November 2018
    I'mthemom ·
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    I would say 99% of the weddings I work the groomsmen Walk out with groom. The girls walk by themselves.
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  • Kayla
    September 2020
    Kayla ·
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    Everyone is walking alone including us. Not weird at all.
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  • Erin
    Devoted October 2018
    Erin ·
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    Everyone does something different. It's all good.
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  • Preslee
    Expert May 2019
    Preslee ·
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    That is actually the more "traditional" way to do it. Groomsmen at the front and bridesmaids alone

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  • Ashley
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Ok so I have an uneven amount of bridesmaids vs groomsmen. He has 6 I have 7. I like the idea of The groomsmen walking out with the groom. And then the bridesmaids walking out alone. But what should happen when the ceremony ends? Would they all walk out alone again? Would that look good? Or should we figure out how to pair them?
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