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Samantha
Beginner October 2021 Ontario

Looking for Processional ideas with mixed genders on both sides!

Samantha, on January 14, 2020 at 15:58 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 10
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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!


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Latest activity by Samantha, on February 5, 2020 at 09:47
  • Samantha
    Beginner October 2021 Ontario
    Samantha ·
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    I feel the same way! It was strange how much of a weight off it was when I figured out what we wanted. I would also prefer just to walk down the isle alone but I know that would kill my dad, so after talking it over with my mom it was such a weight off my shoulders to decide to just walk with him to his seat, say goodbye, and then continue the last few steps on my own. Also a huge relief.

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  • Sharla
    Curious July 2021 Alberta
    Sharla ·
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    Ours was tricky too because I did not want to follow traditions too much. I’m glad you figured yours out - I know it was a huge relief to me when I sorted mine out finally!
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  • Samantha
    Beginner October 2021 Ontario
    Samantha ·
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    Thank you everyone for your ideas! I had a vision in mind that I couldn't quite place my finger on, and your recommendations kickstarted it (and nice to have confirmation that its not a big deal to just have things how we want them!)! I have decided to have my fiance walk his mom down, my brother walk my mom down, then have everyone just pair up with my sister walking down with the two best men since minus my brother we are uneven so it works out perfectly!

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  • Ashley
    VIP 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
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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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 2021 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
    Super 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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