athena
Devoted August 2011

whats the order of the processional

athena, on August 26, 2010 at 10:02 PM Posted in Planning 0 8
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Im a little confused abut the exact order of how the wedding party are supposed to walk down the aisle. when does the groom come in and who organizes all of this before the wedding

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Latest activity by Melanie, on August 27, 2010 at 12:42 AM
  • starlette7886
    VIP December 2011
    starlette7886 ·
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    Depends on what type of ceremony you're having. Is it a traditional Christian/Non-Denominational, Catholic, Jewish, or Muslim ceremony? There are different processional and placements for different types of ceremonies.

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  • athena
    Devoted August 2011
    athena ·
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    We are non denom /christian and it is an out doors wedding sorry i didnt include that LOL

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  • starlette7886
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    The mothers of the bride and groom are seated after all guests are seated, and immediately before the start of the processional music (This can also be done during the processional music.). They are usually escorted to their seats by a brother of the bride or groom, or by another usher.

    After they are seated, the officiant, groom and best man enter by a side door and wait at the altar.

    Groomsmen may also enter by a side door, or can escort the bridesmaids.

    Bridesmaids

    Ring bearer and/or flower girl

    Maid or Matron of Honor

    The bride

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  • starlette7886
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    I should add in here that the groom and officiant often walk together down the aisle if there is no side door (since you are in an outdoor setting), followed by the best man, then the groomsmen.

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  • The Potters
    Master September 2009
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    In my non-denominational outdoor wedding we did this: First the parents were seated, then the officiant walked down, followed by the groom. The groom is usually at the altar for 30 seconds or so, then came the best man walking with the MOH, then the groomsmen escorted a BM, then the ring bearers, then the flower girls, then THE BRIDE!

    If you have a planner or coordinator they can plan this for you, or even the officiant will do it sometimes.

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  • athena
    Devoted August 2011
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    So helpful thnx girls

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  • Marissa
    Just Said Yes August 2010
    Marissa ·
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    Thought this post might be helpful to you...

    http://www.gigmasters.com/blog/post/Taking-the-Guesswork-Out-of-Ceremony-Music-and-Cues.aspx

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  • Melanie
    Savvy September 2010
    Melanie ·
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    I am having casual backyard wedding (well casual for them but I bought the big wedding dress lol) so FH and groomsmen will walk to the front with the minister.. Then my MOH, then my flowergirl, then me and FIL to be ( my parents health wont let them drive 18hrs)... I don't have a bridesmaid, cause my So called friends decided other things were important.. so I just stuck with MOH best friend and my flower girl...... but thats my order

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