Newbie November 2020 Ontario

Looking for Processional ideas with mixed genders on both sides!

Samantha, on January 14, 2020 at 15:58 Posted in Wedding ceremony

My Fiance and I are getting married later this year and we have both decided to have the people who mean the most to us on our own sides instead of switching, so my brother is among my 'wedding party' and my fiance's sisters are among his 'wedding party'. I don't want to do the normal processional of the 'girls' walking down before me as it would just be my brother standing up there by himself or having to walk down with the girls.

Thank you for taking the time to help me!



  • Ashley
    Featured August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    Can everyone just stand at the front and only you make ur entrance? or or hubby and his mo walk down then you walk down?

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  • Megan
    Frequent user May 2021 Ontario
    Megan ·
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    I'm the same way! My FH has 5 men on his side, and I have 3 women, 1 man, and 1 genderqueer person. My FH's brother (his side) will walk their mom down the aisle, and we will likely just have my bride squad walk down the aisle with the groomsmen already at the front.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    You could do a processional where both sides walk down either in pairs (much like the recessional) or alone (like your usual processional, just more people maybe. You could also have your brother escort your mom before the bridesmaids do their processional.

    We had an uneven wedding party/my DH had a best woman, so his side waited at the front while mine walked down the aisle. For pairing off at the recessional, it was: best woman and MOH, bridesmaid and groomsman x 2, then bridesmaid and flower girl.

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  • Tori Doll
    Featured October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori Doll ·
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    We had the Bridesmaids and the Groomsmen walk down paired up! If you either don't have the same amount of girls to guys or don't have GM's and BM's that are willing to walk down girl & girl or boy & boy - then I would just have them walk down any which way you would like.

    If it was me and we didn't have the same # of girls to boys then I would just have all of the GM walk down followed my the FH and then the BM's followed by the FW.

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  • Michelle
    Featured October 2020 Nova Scotia
    Michelle ·
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    We're not planning on pairing people up to walk down the aisle.

    Like you we have mixed genders on both sides, and my FH has two additional people on his side, so we're going to have his side walk down first and then mine just before me.

    My cousin and his wife did it this way as well

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Its cool to switch things up and go the way you teo want it. Its becoming a norm now to have a bridesman and a groomswoman. Don't stick to the old school rule.
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  • Geneviève
    Featured September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    You could pair people up by who they jive with. Or you could let them come down in their own assuming there’s only a few. You can do it any way you’d like!
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