Lock arms with who is walking you down the aisle. While one hand is holding your bouquet, the other can gracefully lock arms with the person walking you down the aisle. It will help ensure a smooth walk and both of you will start on the same foot. Keep your shoulders back.
The Groom: The groom proceeds to walk down the aisle accompanied by their parents, with his father on the left and his mother on the right. The Bridesmaids: The bridesmaids then proceed in pairs, starting with those standing farthest from the bride. The Maid or Matron of Honor: The bride's right-hand woman walks alone.
Here are some up-to-date questions your officiant can use: Who gives this woman to be married to this man? Do you present this bride to be wed today with the blessing of both her parents? Who grants their consent for this bride to marry this groom today?
The wedding ceremony is all about the two of you, not the camera. So when you walk down the aisle don't look at the camera. Concentrate on more important things, like looking at your Groom and all your family & friends smiling at you.
Walk (almost) like you'd normally walk.
So walk as you would anywhere else, only slightly slower. If the music you choose is medium-paced, feel free to walk to the beat. If it's extraordinarily slow, don't bother keeping pace; your trip down the aisle will last longer than your vows!
Choose your clothes.
Any dress you choose should not be too revealing. Pick light, pretty colors but don't wear white, being mistaken for the bride is awkward. Light blue, beige, peach, sunset orange, and lavender are good colors. Wear a tuxedo or a suit, depending on how formal the wedding is.
From walking down the aisle first to last, the traditional order is: Mother of Bride, Mother of Groom, Grandparents of Bride, Grandparents of Groom, Groom, Officiant, the Wedding Party, Maid of Honor and Best Man, Ring Bearer, Flower Girl and lastly the Bride and her Father.
Smile and acknowledge your guests as you make your way down the aisle. It can be uncomfortable to have everyone looking at you and potentially taking pictures. Don't be afraid to smile and make eye contact with your friends and family while you walk.
The mother of the bride is the last person seated before the officiant, groom and best man take their places at the altar. She can walk alone or be escorted by her son, son-in-law or another relative.
Does the bride hold the bouquet during the ceremony? Traditionally, the bride holds her bouquet during the processional and hands it to the maid of honor or one of her bridesmaids to hold once she reaches the altar.
"The father of the bride typically walks down the right side of the aisle, having the bride on his left arm (facing the altar)," Jones explains.
The average song is 3 minutes long. It can take 20 seconds for a couple to prepare and get from the entrance to their seats or the dance floor. As you increase the number of introductions, add on another song.
Most civil ceremonies will have: One song during the processional (walk down the aisle / bridal entrance) Three songs during the signing of the register. One song during the recessional (exit of the married couple)
Wedding music commences, either a separate song for the Bridesmaids to enter and a different song for the Bride. Alternatively, the entire wedding party can use just one song.
In a traditional wedding, it can usually be expected that the father of the bride walks down the aisle with her to meet the person she is going to marry.
After those people take their places, the best man and the groomsmen traditionally walk down the aisle, in order to protect the groom from evil spirits or attackers. Then the bridesmaids make their way down the aisle, followed by the maid of honor.
Typically, the maid of honor walks down the aisle with the best man, but this "head bridesmaid" could also walk behind the bride. If you have two MOHs and only one best man, you could either have him escort both MOHs down the aisle or tap another VIP (such as one of your brothers) to serve as a second escort.
In some situations, there is the sadness of an absent father, so a bride might choose her mother, a grandfather or grandmother, an uncle or aunt, a brother or sister, her own son or daughter, or any combination of people to walk her up the aisle.
In traditional weddings, the father of the bride walks her down the aisle and hands her off to the groom. If this seems old-fashioned, that is because it is. The practice dates back to the days when women were the property of their father, and he gave her away in exchange for a dowry.
What is referred to as the traditional order of vows is simply the way wedding ceremonies have been performed in a patriarchal religious society for centuries; the groom says his wedding vows first.