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Bridesmaids walk alone or not?

Should my bridesmaids walk down the aisle with the groomsmen or should the groomsmen come in from the side with the groom and the bridesmaids walk down alone???

Re: Bridesmaids walk alone or not?

  • I've seen it done both ways. It's pretty much personal preference. Ask your officiant. 
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  • doeydodoeydo Southwestern Ontario member
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    I prefer not pairing the bridesmaids up with the groomsmen.  It just seems odd to me since they are not actual couples and might even be married to someone else.  I think it would be nice if the groomsmen came in from the sides and the bridesmaids walked down the aisle alone.
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  • I don't like it when the groomsmen just show up out of nowhere at the front.  I have no strong preference on walking single file or in pairs, though.
  • NYCMercedesNYCMercedes BOS, NYC, DC. Forever a city girl member
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    I like it when the groomsmen are also ushers. Then they walk to the front, whether 2x2 or singly. Then the bridesmaids process singly. The recessional is so fast, you can do it by couples, or singles with ladies first.
  • It can depend on your venue as well. We are getting married outside, so it doesn't really make sense to just have the groomsmen standing up there already, and its a pretty long path. You'd understand if you saw it! So the groomsmen will walk the bridesmaids down the aisle. Even though they are not actual couples, I think its classy to have a girl escorted. And my bridesmaids who have been in weddings in the past, say they are much more comfortable walking with someone.

  • Our bridesmaids are walking alone and the groomsmen are coming from the front, meeting them in the middle of the aisle and walking the rest of the way with them.

    I think I would find it awkward as a bridesmaid to have everyone staring at me as I walk down the aisle alone...

  • My bridesmaids and groomsmen are walking in alone and walking out together. My flower girl and ring bearer are walking in together because of age. My daughter who is 6 1/2 and my maid of honor may walk in with me because she is extremely nervous and my fiance wants it to signify that not only is he marrying me, he is taking her as his stepdaughter. He's going to give a ring as well. She will also walk out with us!
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  • I think I am going to leave this one to my FI.  He might feel more at ease if the guys are standing with him rather than just him and the officiant. 

    If he doesn't care, then I'd probably go for walking in pairs simply b/c I preferred that as a BM (i worried i'd fall or something and didn't like having so many eyes on just me....obv need to get past that for my wedding!)

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  • SwazzleSwazzle New Jersey member
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    My H and his GM walked up the aisle first and then a few minutes later, my BMs walked up the aisle. They walked back down the aisle together. 



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  • we had a long aisle, so the way our venue did it was the girls walked the path alone and the guys met them at the tip of aisle where they paired up and walked down the aisle. 

    do whatever you'd like.  I've been in many weddings, and have walked solo down, but paired back up and have also walked paired both ways. Either way works :)
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