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Coupling the wedding party

When you have a bridemaid and groomsman in your wedding party that are married to each other is it proper etiquette to pair them with each other rather than with other party attendants?

Re: Coupling the wedding party

  • It's a nice guesture, but it's not required.  If you're planning on having a bridal party dance at the reception, though, I would let them dance together.
  • I don't think it would matter at all. I was in a wedding with a married couple and was paired with the husband in the recessional because his wife was the maid of honor, so she walked with the best man. 
  • It really doesn't matter at all.  They're walking down an aisle, not having sex
  • We had two married couples in our WP, I never thought to separate them.  I just don't get why you would?  Unless one is the MOH or BM.  I would think it was strange if H and I were in a wedding together and we weren't paired up.
  • We paired our married WP together for the recessional.  I don't think it's necessary, but it worked out well for us, and it was great for pictures.
  • In Response to <a href=" BoardsForum:9Discussion:89efa9e9-c802-4975-bf53-a4f29c4864e2Post:55a42a7b-606c-4df8-8545-d11c048324af">Re: Coupling the wedding party</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Coupling the wedding party : You mean the GM that I was paired up with was lying to me when he said we were supposed to sleep together?  ;-)
    Posted by bree4305[/QUOTE]

    ALL guys say that!
  • edited April 2011
    Unless there was a REALLY good reason to, I wouldn't separate married/engaged/dating members of the WP. 

    EDIT:  ESPECIALLY if you're separating them for height reasons.
  • I don't know why you would separate them either. Unless, like KJB said, one was the MOH or BM.
  • I have a couple in my wedding party (not married, but long-term couple), and I originally planned on having them not walk together just because the guy is actually the best man, but the girl is just a bridesmaid. Per tradition, I thought the best man should walk down the aisle with the maid of honor, so that’s how I originally planned it. Then, I found out that my bridesmaid was actually PISSED that she couldn’t walk down the aisle with her boyfriend, so after a bunch of passive-aggressive conversations, I said that was fine (it was obviously more important to her than it was to me). So, in short, I would couple them together so no one is upset.
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  • Unless one of them is the BM or MOH, then I don't see a reason why you couldn't pair them together. 
  • Ditto KJB that unless one is a MOH/BM I don't know why you wouldn't have them walk together.  I know it's just a walk down an aisle, but on a day celebrating marriage, why would you split a married couple?  

    H and I are both in his brothers wedding this summer and I really hope they are having us walk together.  I know it makes no difference who you walk with, but why wouldn't you just pair us together?
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