Line ‘Em Up! Ideas for your Processional

The processional is the time at the beginning of the ceremony where all of your VIPs walk down the aisle.
The number one thing to know is that there is no right or wrong way to do this!

Some couples choose to honor certain family members (parents, grandparents, siblings) by having them walk down the aisle.

Other couples only want their wedding party to walk down the aisle (this can include any bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, or ring bearers). There are also quite a few different options for how you as the couple get to the front of the ceremony.

Photo: Pinkerton Photography

Photo: Pinkerton Photography

Photo: Jennifer Bowen Photography

Photo: Jennifer Bowen Photography


Here are a few different ways the processional can be set up

One Meets the Other

  • Partner 1 - Enters from the side and stands up front with the officiant

  • Wedding Party - One side of the wedding party can enter with Partner 1 and the other side walk down the aisle preceding Partner 2 OR both sides of the wedding party can walk down the aisle before Partner 2

  • Partner 2 - Walks down the aisle escorted or alone to join their soon to be spouse up front


Walking Separately

  • Partner 1 - Walks down the aisle escorted or alone (can do this before or after the wedding party)

  • Wedding Party - Walks down the aisle either before both partners or in between them (one partner walks down the aisle, then the wedding party, then the other partner)

  • Partner 2 - Walks down the aisle escorted or alone


Walking Separately at the Same Time

  • Wedding Party - Walks down the aisle and takes their place at the front

  • Partner 1 and Partner 2 - Walk down the aisle at the same time each being escorted by someone

    • note :: This requires a very wide aisle that can fit 4 people across at the same time or two separate isles


Walking Together

  • Wedding Party - Walks down the aisle and takes their place at the front

  • Partner 1 and Partner 2 - Each enter from opposite sides at the back of the audience, meet in the middle, and walk up the aisle together


No matter how you do the processional, the important part is that, no matter how you do it, you make it up to the front and get to marrying the person of your dreams!

Photo: Mod Wed Photography

Photo: Mod Wed Photography

Photo: Grace Photography

Photo: Grace Photography

Photo: Sergio Photographer

Photo: Sergio Photographer


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Rebecca

Life Design Events // Wedding Planner // Phoenix