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Mothers' Entrance

Trying to figure out whom I should have escort the mothers to their seats prior to the main processional. FI and I both have brothers who are GMs and could escort their respective moms. Our dads could also escort them (and then my dad would come back to escort me). Or FI could even escort them. I know there are many options, just trying to get a sense for what most others do and why you chose what you did. 

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Re: Mothers' Entrance

  • ILoveBeachMusicILoveBeachMusic Indiana member
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    Why don't you ask all the parties you mentioned what they would prefer? At DD's wedding both of my sons escorted me to my seat (I didn't want to choose between the two).

  • I've asked both moms and they have said whatever is fine by them (yay for deference! *sarcasm*). So trying to figure it out what would be nicest for them. I like the idea of both sons, as I have two brothers and it would be nice for them to both escort my mom -- I think she'd really like that a lot. 

    As as a follow up -- when you have GMs usher the MOG, when / how does the FOG come take his seat? 

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  • OliveOilsMomOliveOilsMom South Jersey member
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    If you are not having the GM walk in with BMs, you can have FI escort his mom and then take his place up front.  Then your brothers would escort your mom in and go take their place up front.  Any other GM could already be standing up at the front or walk in after MOB is seated, but before the BMs process in.

    For our wedding, my two brothers escorted my mom in then took their seat with their wives.  H's brother escorted in his mom.

  • ILoveBeachMusicILoveBeachMusic Indiana member
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    FWIW my sons were GMs. They escorted me then went to the back of the church to process with the BMs. If they weren't processing they could have just gone to the front of the church.
  • My dad escorted my mom, my H escorted the gmas, and then returned and seated his mother.  By that time my dad was in the back and ready to escort me after the bridal party walked. 
  • SP29SP29 member
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    DH escorted his mom down the aisle.

    My 2 brothers escorted my mom down the aisle.
  • emmaaaemmaaa North Carolina mod
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    The GM walked in separately from the BMs at our wedding and came in from the front of the church. So if you want brothers to escort the moms, they could easily walk back to walk with the BMs or separately (however you want). Or if you want the dads to escort them, your dad could easily come back to escort you as well.

  • My DH escorted his mother. My 2 brothers (who were not in the wedding party) escorted my mom. This is what both mom's wanted.
  • My husband and I both chose to walk down the aisle with both our parents. 
  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    I'm asking my brother and SIL to escort our Grandma and my Dad to walk down with Mom on one side and FMIL on the other.
  • Jen4948Jen4948 Houston member
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    If the groom's parents are married to each other, I would expect the FOG to escort the MOG himself.

    And at a Jewish wedding, both sets of parents escort their own child down the aisle.
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