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Wedding Processional Order

July 10th, 2014


Hi All,

Throughout the years as a New York Wedding Officiant I am often asked about the protocols for the wedding party order.  The great thing about conducting your wedding outside of a house of worship is the carte blanche you have to deviate from procedure.  With that said, the following is just a guideline for your bridal processional…

Grandparents of Groom (If Applicable)
Grandparents of Bride (If Applicable)
Groom and Best Man (Can just be assembled in the front as alternative)
Grooms’s Parents (in Jewish ceremonies Groom’s Parents walk groom down)
Bride’s Mom (assuming just Bride’s Father will be giving bride away)

Groomsmen with accompanied Bridesmaids (usually paired by height, although married couples within the Bridal Party are often paired with one another)

Junior Bridesmaid(s) (If Applicable)
Ring Bearer (If Applicable)
Flower Girl (s) (If Applicable)
Maid/Matron of Honor

Bride and her escort

I hope this helps all of the brides and grooms looking for some guidance.

Warm regards,



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