Ceremony and Vow Ideas

Processional

Hi everyone.
I have a very small bridal party and I feel like my processional is going to feel awkward because of it. 
I was thinking of including my grandparents in it to lengthen a bit (plus we are talking about the hundreds of years of marriage that will be in the room with us during the ceremony) but I was wondering if it is wrong .. or frowned upon to include the groom and best man in the procession?

Everywhere I read says that he comes in from the side ... but the only room to the side, or space to the side, that he could hang out in is the bathroom...

Help.

Re: Processional

  • manateehuggermanateehugger member
    2500 Comments 500 Love Its Third Anniversary 5 Answers
    edited July 2013
    I've honestly never seen the groom walk down the aisle except with the bride, so I would think it would be a little different to see him stroll down. Frowned upon? No. Different? Yes. 

    Seating grandparents and parents as part of the processional is just fine and relatively common. Otherwise, I really wouldn't stress about having a short processional. Honestly, it's usually not all that interesting to see bridesmaids walk down an aisle anyway. Everyone is just waiting for you - the bride - anyway.  

    ETA: If you decide to have your groom process, be sure to think of the logistics if you don't want him to see you before you walk down the aisle. 
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  • It's so fun to see the different cultural/social wedding norms. on here. 

    I don't know that I've ever been to a wedding where the grandparents (if alive/able) haven't processed in. 
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  • Logistics. Never thought of that.
    Not getting married in a church or anything so lots of rooms to hide in but hmmmm.

    I kinda want the aisle just to myself haha.

    My biggest problem is I fell in love with a song that is almost 5 minutes long.
  • Guess I should say that I only have my maid of honor (my sister).. Two ring bearers and a flower girl.
  • I don't see anything wrong with the groom being in the processional. It's actually always done that way at my church. As for the song, you're probably just going to have to cut it down to a length that works.




  • MairePoppyMairePoppy Connecticut mod
    Moderator Tenth Anniversary 5000 Comments 500 Love Its
    edited July 2013
    PDKH said:
    It's so fun to see the different cultural/social wedding norms. on here. 

    I don't know that I've ever been to a wedding where the grandparents (if alive/able) haven't processed in. 
    My family is Catholic, grew up in New England. It's our tradition to honor the grandparents and parents  with a formal seating before the processional. If there are any widowed or single parents, they are escorted to their seats by whoever they choose. It's sweet to want to honor those 100's of years of marriage. 

    You may order your processional any way you wish. The only thing that matters is that everyone ends up where they're supposed to be for the ceremony. You could use the traditional processional as a model  http://wedding.theknot.com/real-weddings/jewish-weddings/articles/jewish-wedding-ceremony-seating.aspx
    If you don't want your groom to see you, you could have his part of the processional enter from another direction.

    ETA- In most of our churches, there is some kind of room where the bride can wait with her escort. The MOH could let you know when the groom has arrived at the altar or podium ( not sure what to call it). 
                       
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