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Stupid question?

But does anyone know when/how the groom and officiant get to the front of the ceremony space? Do they begin the processional? Do they just take their places from the side or ahead of time or something?I'm having an outdoor ceremony and my brother is the officiant. So I have NO idea what to do with them. My inclination is to have them just take their positions up front when they're ready and then start the processional with the bridal party...
"Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky." -- Ranier Maria Rilke BabyFruit Ticker image Me:37 MH:38 TTC since Oct 2011 BFP/Beta#1: 13 6/20/12; Beta#2: 20 6/22/12; MC/Beta#3: 9 6/27/12 BFP#2/Beta#1: 9/21/12 S/PAIFW

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    edited December 2011
    We had the groom, best man (we had an extra groomsmen to bridesmaids) and officiant waiting up front ahead of time. Then the wedding party began with the processional.
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    edited December 2011
    Our officiant went to the front and cued the musicians to stop playing for a minute. Then they started to play again (whatever they wanted) and the parents processed in. Another pause, and then DH walked in with his BM behind him. DH also had music since he wanted a processional so he wouldn't feel so awkward. Once he was situated, the musicians paused once more and my MOH and I processed in. I think the pauses were about 15-20 seconds long. HTH!
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    edited December 2011
    Hmmm.... some of that helps. My FI's best man is walking in with the MOH-- we have an evenly matched bridal party, basically. I think I'm just going to have my brother (the officiant) and my FI "appear" up front, get situated, and then cue the dj to start the processional music. All our guests are going to be standing (except a couple who are too old, too young, or too pregnant) since we can't use chairs at the park, so I want to keep the ceremony as short as possible.Thanks!
    "Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky." -- Ranier Maria Rilke BabyFruit Ticker image Me:37 MH:38 TTC since Oct 2011 BFP/Beta#1: 13 6/20/12; Beta#2: 20 6/22/12; MC/Beta#3: 9 6/27/12 BFP#2/Beta#1: 9/21/12 S/PAIFW
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    edited December 2011
    Our Officiant is going to have my FI, best man and I'm pretty sure all the GM's waiting up there already. The BM and my MOH will walk down one at a time. For the recessional the GM and BM will walk back together because we also have an even bridal party!
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    edited December 2011
    For mine (I had to ask hubby haha). He escorted his mother in, other groomsmen escorted other mothers and grandmothers in and then they took their spots.
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    edited December 2011
    Interesting. It's looking like most people don't include the groomsmen in the original procession. Weird...My situation is a little different-- my grandparents are going to be in and seated ahead of time because my grandmother is in a wheelchair for the ceremony because she doesn't walk well. And my grandparents are 93 and 92, my grandfather is extremely hard of hearing (wouldn't be able to cue to come in) and would probably have trouble pushing my grandmother in the wheelchair up the aisle (and they both would be too proud to do that, anyhow), and both my parents are giving me away so my Mom is part of the procession with me and my father.I think I'm just going to have my FI step in from the "side" with the officiant (my brother). Or have them both walk up the aisle without music, and have their arrival up front be the cue for the dj to play the processional music.Does that seem weird?
    "Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky." -- Ranier Maria Rilke BabyFruit Ticker image Me:37 MH:38 TTC since Oct 2011 BFP/Beta#1: 13 6/20/12; Beta#2: 20 6/22/12; MC/Beta#3: 9 6/27/12 BFP#2/Beta#1: 9/21/12 S/PAIFW
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    edited December 2011
    Doesn't seem weird to me! And I was surprised as well to find that a lot that I read online seemed to indicate that most people have the GMs just enter from the side and the BMs process in alone. I've seen that done at a lot of weddings, but the only 2 weddings I've ever been in the GMs walked the BMs down the aisle during the processional and recessional. We're hoping to have our ceremony on a point in the water and the plan is for the guys to arrive by boat, and once they are all lined up, the parents and then the BMs will walk in.
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