Hey, Looking for opinions - who walks down aisle first - bride or bridesmaids? Thanks
Bride is always in front with whoever walking her down the aisle, although sometimes vicar walks first if in church and if bride wants that.
It can be either. Bride first is traditionally English and bridesmaids is traditionally american. I am having bridesmaids first so people can take them in before me. I think is the bride comes in everyone is watching her and forgets about the bridesmaids after. x
I'm having Bridesmaids and the children first.
Whenever I've been a bridesmaid, bride always comes in last and ceremony starts x
Hi the British way is bride first, bridesmaids first id the American way :)
When I was bridesmaid for my brother we walked in first. Think I'd do the same for mine, I love the idea of one of my girls holding up a sign for their Dad to say 'Here comes Mummy'
I'm having the children go down first then me :)
I'm having page boys first the little brides maidens then adult bridesmaids then me xx
In Ireland bridesmaids go first
I've always seen it done the same way ..bridesmaids/flower girls/Paige boys first..MOH to follow next as she holds the brides bouquet and then bride walks in last...
Bridesmaids first then bride x
Bridesmaids! You come last so that you’re centre stage!!!
Bride normally. Bridesmaids follow. Hold her train if she has one.
Flower girl in front of bride.
But up to you
In a church the bridesmaids go behind the bride, I wanted mine in front but wasn't allowed :/ xx
Bridesmaids i thought? The bride is supposed to be the last wow
Bridesmaids I think x
Bride first is the British way,bridesmaids first is American. Basically,your choice of which aesthetic you prefer (I prefer maids first)
English traditions state bride first them bridesmaids and American traditions state bridesmaids first then bride. Whatever one you go for is entirely up to you.
It's up to you - at the weekend, I did bridesmaids first because the piece of music was quite long but was slightly more dramatic (can't think of a better word - it was Olympic Fanfare by John Williams played by a brass quintet and organ) at the end, which was a good entrance :)
I had all my bridesmaids first then my little boy and little girl walked ahead of me and my dad. Xx
It's whichever way you want now... Traditionally UK has bride first as bridesmaids are there to assist with bride's dress/train etc but USA has bridesmaids first....
I had my girls walk in first as they carried wands with messages for my h2b!
normally bride but our vicar said for bridesmaids to go first and pageboy as he had a sign saying last chance to run x
As people are saying, it's traditionally the bride first in the uk but I'm having my flower girls and page boy then maids before me. I'm getting married in a small chapel so will be easier for them to go first and get their seats rather than me first and them trying to get around me
Uk is bride first ..... USA is bridesmaids 1st ..... I wished for my bridesmaids to go first & me last but the Vicar said no as she wanted a traditional English version ....
I will have bridesmaids first as I want my partners two sisters and then my niece, so I think they'd get bored waiting around, and I feel the bride should have everyones eye x
I got married in a church, vicar went first followed by my two bridesmaids, flower girls and page boy, chief bridesmaid then me and my dad. Don't think it matters although looking at a few comments on here some churches might insist on a particular order. Or than that, whatever you prefer
I'm going for bridesmaids first...I dont see the point in having the bride go first because all attention is on her so the bridesmaids will just be ignored and there's no suspense or build up lol
Bridesmaids, bride and father followed by maid of honour
my bridesmaids went first it was lovely and gave them moment before i came down
I had the bridesmaids go in first - I didn't need my train holding and I wanted people to see them too!
I also wanted to come in at a specific part of the song I chose for my aisle entrance so it worked really well with timing too!
I sent bridesmaids first because then they were looking at me and not glimpsing at me then quickly turning back to see bridesmaids.
I think I'd have bridesmaids first...just seems a bit odd for the bridesmaids to follow me...
I had my bridesmaids walk down first before me, but when I was a bridesmaid for my cousins church wedding, the priest made the bridesmaids walk after the bride.
I did flower girl first who dropped petals down the aisle then bridesmaids with groomsmen arm in arm then me. (Save the best till last) lol.
My bridesmaids will be walking down before me x
My cousin wanted us the bridesmaids to walk first so we did then stopped in the middles moved to the side let the bride and her dad move in front of us then followed behind ready to take bouquet. I just had mine behind me my vicar was very definite so that was way we did it x
Either way is fine jus upto ur personal prefrence..
Bride then bridesmaids is the english way an maids 1st is usa i think
I’m thinking about splitting mine so I’ll send my flower girls and page boy down first and then me then my bridesmaids xx
I had bridesmaids first because one of mine BMs was playing my entrance song on piano.
personally i prefer the children/ bridesmaid to go first so they can have their moment and be seated easier before bride comes
My bridesmaid's and ushers, then me
Completely u to you we did flower girls, bridesmaids then me
I got married in church and the vicar went first.Followed by my bridesmaids and then my chief bridesmaid,followed by me and my dad xx
We had flower girls then bridesmaid then bride xx
I had 2 bridesmaids, my niece walked down first then me and then my sister. It’s entirely up to you and how you feel comfortable xx
I had flower girl followed by bridesmaids with groomsmen and then me
We did flower girls first then bridesmaids then MOH then me. I preferred it that way and the priest was fine with it that way too. X
I'm doing bridesmaids first one after the other
It depends on the vicar I wanted bridesmaids to go first but the vicar wouldn't let us so had to then bridesmaids followed xx
I had my bridesmaids walk in first, I liked that idea more x
Every wedding I've been to or been part of it's the bridesmaid(s) or flowergirl(s)/page boy(s) first then bridesmaid(s) then the Bride. It's a build up to the entrance of the Bride
It up to you, vicar wanted me to walk down first once the doors to the church were opened but I decided on the day I wanted my kids to walk down first they were all accompanied by there uncles.
If the bride goes first do the flower girls still go before you?
I had our two grandchildren and their mum walk down first then me then two bridesmaids following me. Worked well.
Originally I was going to walk down first until our photographer said that she may not capture the whole wedding party walking the processional walk this way as she would obviously want to be at the front to capture the bride and groom moment. I don't think it matters either way but consider speaking to the venue/photographer about your plans and see what they suggest.
Im having flower girls then me then bridesmaids x
when i get married my bridesmaids will go first x
I say bride last, so everyone gets to see the gorgeous bridesmaids.
Mine will have own song, then music changes for me to enter :)
It’s really up to you, most common I see now is bridesmaids first and bride last in xx
I'm having my bridesmaids walk in 1st
We're having the bridesmaids first, that way when I get there we're not hanging around as I'm terrified as it is xx
Thinking about all your comments, I love the idea of the bridesmaids first then me, give people the chance to look at them first. Great idea xx
My bridesmaids flower girls and page boys will be walking before me want them to get there moment too x
It's your own preference, I'm thinking my flower girls first (not having bridesmaid)
Same here I got married 3 weeks ago I had my bridesmaids go in first x
I'm going with my bridesmaids following me so they can help me with my veil, flowers and train easily once I get to the front of the church and have to turn side on.
We are doing bridesmaids first and then the bride, I think it's easier as bridesmaid go their position ready for the bride to be next to the groom, otherwise bridesmaid may step on the train when going behind the bride
normally the bridesmaids walk down first but its your wedding, do what you want
In Britain it's traditional for the bride to walk first. The bridesmaids walking first is an American tradition. At all weddings when I was young it was always the bride first and it's only recently I've seen people doing it the American way. I'll be sticking with the British tradition but you can have whatever you prefer.
Also to add to my last comment, the reason for them going behind is so that they can sort out your train if you have one.
I’m having bridesmaids first x