The bridesmaids and groomsmen meet at the center of the altar, then turn and walk arm and arm out of the church. Once the members of the wedding party have exited, the family members follow. After the family has exited, the guests leave the church.
What order does the wedding party leave?
At the altar, the bride stands on the left, the groom on the right, facing the officiant. The best man stands beside the groom, with the ring bearer and ushers to his right. The maid of honor stands beside the bride, with the flower girl and bridesmaids to her left.
Who travels with the bride to the church?
Do you want your mother waiting for you when you arrive at the church or would you prefer them to arrive at the same time? The Groom and his Best Man usually arrive at the venue via their own means (generally arranged by the Best Man) while the Bride and her father take the chosen wedding transport.
Does mother of bride or mother of groom walk down aisle first?
The groom’s parents precede the bride’s mother during the processional. Here’s a rundown: After the ushers have seated all of the guests, the grandparents start up the aisle, followed by the groom’s parents. Then the bride’s mother takes her turn. She is the last to be seated before the bridal party procession begins.
Who speaks first at weddings?
The bride and groom are followed by their parents. If the bride’s parents are hosting the wedding, they speak first, toasting the newlyweds and the groom’s parents, and welcoming the guests.
What is the role of the mother of the groom?
Traditionally speaking, the mother of the groom is responsible for planning and hosting the rehearsal dinner with the grooms’ father (typically) the night before the wedding. This is one of the biggest mother of the groom responsibilities, so make sure you start planning the dinner about six months in advance.