Cassi
Super October 2019

Processional pairings

Cassi, on July 18, 2019 at 2:34 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 16
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I'm very curious how everyone decided to paid their wedding party to walk?

Are you having groomsmen all come in and bridesmaids walk in separate? Are you pairing them up with each other?

Were you concerned with the way the wedding party looked walking into together (height maybe?)

All of my girls are pretty tall and if they wear heels then bam super tall. My FH groomsmen are all pretty short. I'm trying to pair people up together so for picture sake the women aren't are't freaking out about looking "bigger" compared to who they are walk in with but thats also difficult because of ordering. lol curious on everyone elses preferences.

Side note: Our officiant is one of our good friends and he is an honorary groomsmen. Traditionally officiant would walk in from side with FH but we have an odd number so we were going to have him walk in with the wedding party and take his position so we don't have one bridesmaid walk alone. We could have an usher walk her in but then it will look off as well. Very curious on peoples opinions, and what they are doing!


Thanks guys!

16 Comments

  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
    We’re having both sides enter separately. It sounds like that might be easier for your height issue, you wouldn’t really have to worry about it.
  • Erin
    Expert May 2020
    Erin ·

    We're having the groomsmen walk the bridesmaids down the aisle! We don't have the height issue, so you may want to do them separate.

  • 2d Bride
    Master October 2009
    2d Bride ·

    On the way in, we had:

    * Officiant

    * Dude of honor

    * MOH

    * The two of us

    On the way out, it was reversed (we went first), except the MOH and the dude of honor walked together.

    Honestly, worrying about the BMs being taller than the GM is a little silly. It kind of goes along with the idea that in every couple, the woman has to be younger, less educated, make less money, etc. Just pair them up however you otherwise would.


  • Cassi
    Super October 2019
    Cassi ·
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    I'm not worried about it but I know how some of my girls are and I know me personally as a taller woman to be next to a man that is smaller than me it made me feel manly. I'm not too worried about it or their feelings but also just trying to see what everyone else is doing. Also very curious about my officiant conundrum.

  • Cassi
    Super October 2019
    Cassi ·
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    Thats what I really want because I think it will look good having them pair off. I'm not too worried about the height issues just thinking ahead for pictures sake (I'm a tall woman and being next to shorter men in the past I definitely felt manly so I probably didn't look comfortable in pictures and what not trying to hide my height) so just trying to be prepared on all ends lol.

  • Allie
    Rockstar August 2019
    Allie ·

    I like when bridesmaids/groomsmen walk in separately for the processional, then pair for the recessional. Unless you have a ton of bridesmaids, I'd do them separately.

  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
    Meghan ·

    Maid of Honor and Best Ma'am are going to come out together. FSIL and her husband who's a groomsman will walk out together since they're married and an actual couple. After that we'll probably just try to match up by height as best we can. Luckily we have a fairly wide range of heights on each side.

  • Michelle
    Savvy September 2019
    Michelle ·
    I’m not 100% on the order of groomsmen and officiant order but my FH is walking his mother to his seat either before or after the groomsmen and officiant have made their way up front. Bridesmaids next, then my father will be walking me to my groom. Where exactly everyone stands will be determined at the rehearsal dinner when everyone is together.
  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·

    We paired up our wedding party based off who was closest to us. We also took into consideration height. For your situation, it might be worth considering having them all walk separate.

  • Kelly
    Master October 2018
    Kelly ·
    We had bridesmaids walk down the aisle and groomsmen enter from the side. We based how they were lined up next to us on height. I gave no thought to how they would pair up to walk in the recessional.
  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online ·
    I had a bridesman and none of the groomsmen wanted to walk with him -_- so I had to do MOH with groomsman. Second moh with groomsman. Bridesmaid and groomsman. Bridesmaid and bridesman. And then two groomsmen who were friends anyway
  • M
    Savvy June 2018
    Mary ·
    Our groomsmen walked in together and then the bridesmaids followed. After the ceremony they walked out together
  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·

    We're having the officiant come out before the groom and groomsmen. Then during the recessional we'll have: maid of honor/best man, BM#2/GM#2, BM#3/BM#3, and BM#4/GM#4/GM#5.

  • Megan
    Devoted March 2021
    Megan ·
    I plan on having the bridal party members each walk separately because we are only having MoH, best man and 1 one groomsman. Best man and groomsman are my fh brothers which one is married and one is way younger than my MoH.
  • CDickman
    VIP September 2019
    CDickman ·
    . First maybe his grandma not sure if she can. Then hmsybr my dads wife iffy on what yo do there. Then his parents The groomswomen. One in with fiancé. Then the first matron of honor second matron then the BM and JR BM. Then flower girl and RB the me and my dad.
  • Summervibes
    Dedicated August 2017
    Summervibes ·
    We had our bridesmaids and groomsmen walk in together. We did not have an even number so we did have to have one groomsmen walk with two girls.

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