Devoted June 2018

What order are you doing for your processional? Are your parents included?

Morgan, on March 23, 2018 at 12:36 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 14

What order are you doing your processional and who is included? Are bridesmaids and groomsmen walking together? There seems to be so many different options out there.


Latest activity by MrsRies&Love, on March 24, 2018 at 7:57 PM
  • Cassie
    Super April 2018
    Cassie ·
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    This is actually something we have to decide, I didn't even think about my parents walking down the aisle lol. We are having each side of our bridal party walk with each other though.

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  • M
    Expert July 2018
    Melissa ·
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    My mother and my FH's mother are walking before the wedding party enters. My brother is going to walk my mom down to seat her and my FMIL will be walked down by her husband, which is my FH's step-father. Then the officiant will enter, which is my step-father, followed by the groomsmen, the groom, my bridal party, and then my father and myself.

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  • Heather
    Super April 2018
    Heather ·
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    This is my processional:

    My mother and my godfather

    FH and his mother (we decided to do this because his father isn't around to walk her)

    Bridesmaids escorted by groomsmen (5 sets)

    Flower girls

    My father and myself

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  • Mrs. P
    Devoted May 2018
    Mrs. P ·
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    Here's mine (no living gradparents...)




    Jr. Bridesmaid/Jr. Groomsman

    Flower Girls/ Ring Bearer


    *FH's father is the best man

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  • KarenO
    Master June 2018
    KarenO ·
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    My mom said that she doesn't want to walk in a processional. Our coordinator will wait until just before the procession is ready to start, and have my mom and FFIL/FMIL seated then. My mom will probably be escorted by the best man.

    GM will be waiting at the altar. I think the officiant will be too.

    3 BM, walking individually


    Jr. BM walking with FG and RB


    I'm not sure if the BM/GM will walk back out as couples or individually. They don't know each other at all, and I don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable. Plus, we have a big age difference for one of the pairs (20+ years).

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  • Kaylyn
    Super May 2019
    Kaylyn ·
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    We aren’t having flower girls, ring bearer, or ushers.
    My FW and groomsmen will be at the alter
    FW’s mom and grandma
    My dad, me, my mom

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  • mjfortwedding
    Expert April 2018
    mjfortwedding ·
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    We are doing
    grandparents (4 sets) escorted by GM (2)
    parents (2 sets) escorted by GM (2)
    officiant enters from behind stage
    Groom (we have 2 kids escorting him we think it will be cute)
    BM escorted by GM
    Bride & Uncle of the Bride
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  • HJKvr
    Expert September 2018
    HJKvr ·
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    As of now I'm not planning a "processional" at all. I'm not having a ring-bearer or flower girl. As much as I want my dog involved I think the element of unpredictability might make that a pass. We will each have two attendants (was only one each until a couple of days ago when FH decided he had to have his best friend/cousin part of our wedding).

    I want to have a circle ceremony, where we'll enter from the side after everyone is already gathered. I guess you could consider this a processional since we'll have to walk to get there but really I see it as a more casual approach with no aisle to navigate. After the bar opens of course. Unsure if we'll even have it seated or not since I expect our ceremony to be the quickest in history, but also don't want older folks uncomfortable so we'll probably set up chairs anyway, if not all of them. Basically I see it as - everyone gathers, we show up, say I do, then carry on.

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    Here’s what we did:

    MOG escorted by usher
    MOB escorted by my brother
    Officiant, groom, and groomsmen all entered from the side single file and lined up at the front
    Bridesmaids one at a time (end with the maid of honor)
    Then me with my dad!

    We don’t have any living grandparents and didn’t do a flower girl or ring bearers. My husband voted for the single file side entrance because he wanted to decrease “all eyes on me” time!
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  • futuremrstheriault
    Dedicated June 2018
    futuremrstheriault ·
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    Both of our parents are divorced. Our moms are both remarried (and have been in these relationships for 15+ years) and our dads are not (and in relatively new relationships). We are having our dads' SOs already seated at the ceremony. Our step-fathers will escort/seat our mothers. Everyone will walk with someone else down the aisle. We will also just have the officiant already up there/walk out first.

    Here is our processional order: FH's mom and stepdad, my mom and stepdad, FH and FH's dad, MOH and BM, and then myself and my dad.

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  • O
    Master October 2017
    O ·
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    We didn't have our family escorted to their seats/walk on a processional. My mother hated that at my brothers wedding, so at my wedding everyone got a glass of champagne and entered the ceremony room together. Then my SIL walked down the aisle (BM), and then my H and I walked down the aisle to the altar together where the officiant was waiting.
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  • rica
    VIP September 2018
    rica ·
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    The bridesmaids, my mom, and I will be arriving at the ceremony immediately before the processional. So my mom will go first with her husband because she has to get to her seat anyways. Then, the groomsmen and my dad will meet us at the bus and bridesmaids and groomsmen will go as couples.

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  • Holly
    VIP June 2018
    Holly ·
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    We're doing:

    MOG and MOB

    Jr. Bridesmaids

    MOH - BM

    Bridesmaids and Groomsmen (in pairs)

    Ring Bearers

    Flower Girls


    FH and the officiant will be standing up there prior to the processional.

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  • MrsRies&Love
    VIP May 2018
    MrsRies&Love ·
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