The Wedding Processional Order

September 9, 2013

in Attendants, Bridal Party, Ceremony

Many people start planning a wedding without having a good grasp on the basics, like which people are supposed to give speeches and how the wedding processional is supposed to go. If you’re one of those people, then you’ve come to the right place. Keep in mind that although this is the traditional wedding processional order, you can change it up however you’d like.

The Mother of the Bride

Mom goes first, leading the processional.

The Groomsmen

Next, the groomsmen will walk single-file down the aisle and take their places on the groom’s side of the altar.

Groomsmen

The Best Man

After the groomsmen, the best man will proceed down the aisle and take his place as well.

The Groom

The main man follows the best man, walking down the aisle and taking his place to wait for his bride.

Groom

The Officiant

Next, the officiant makes his or her way down the aisle and prepares to marry the bride and groom.

The Bridesmaids

Now the bridesmaids will strut their stuff up the aisle.

Bridemaids

The Maid of Honor

The maid of honor walks just behind the bridesmaids and takes her place on the bride’s side of the altar.

The Flower Girl and Ring Bearer

Now it’s time for these little cuties to do their duties and toss the flower petals/carry the rings up toward the groom and take their places.

Flower Girl and Ring Bearer

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Father of the Bride and the Bride

Finally, what all the guests have been waiting for. It’s time for the father of the bride to walk his little girl down the aisle to meet her future hubby!

Bride and her Father

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