Matrons of honor - walking down the aisle question

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JRPNYC Posts : 2 Registered: 7/15/11
Matrons of honor - walking down the aisle question
Posted: Nov 21, 2011 5:16 PM

My two older sisters are going to serve as my Matrons of Honor. My fiance and I are both extremely close with my brother in laws, but my fiance didn't ask them to be in his wedding party. What is the etiquette for my sisters walking down the aisle - do they walk down unattended, or do my brother in laws escort them?

Edited by: JRPNYC on Nov 21, 2011 5:17 PM

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Andrea_May2013_... Posts : 4 Registered: 11/21/11
Re: Matrons of honor - walking down the aisle question
Posted: Nov 21, 2011 10:07 PM Go to message in response to: JRPNYC

To my understanding the MOH always walks unattended because the best man will already be standing at the alter with your Groom. I am pretty sure I have seen it done this way many many times and I know this is how I will do it.

My MOH's husband and my groom are pretty close and i am VERY close to her husband but because they have young kids we have all decided that it would be best if he was in the pews with his kids while she serves as MOH.

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mrnmrsbailey Posts : 1 Registered: 1/3/12
Re: Matrons of honor - walking down the aisle question
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 9:41 PM Go to message in response to: Andrea_May2013_...

Hello, I am kind of having the same issue. My best friend kind of assumed she was my "MOH" so I just went with it. But my cousin is very upset I didn't ask her. I am kind of ashamed to say this but neither one of them are the ones I want to be my right hand WOman. I love both of them dearly but my sister is really the one I want to be the MOH because she has helped me through so much. BUT she isn't talking to me. ... .. . I really don't know what to do. This whole planning process of a wedding is so stressful. I am so ready to just hit the road and hitch up in Las'Vegas.... any advice on what to do?

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Syringa Posts : 115 Registered: 1/18/12
Re: Matrons of honor - walking down the aisle question
Posted: Jan 23, 2012 7:39 PM Go to message in response to: JRPNYC

If your brothers-in-law are not in the wedding party, then they do not escort the MOHs. If you are being married in a church, some churches have the minister/priest, groom and men in the wedding party enter together and the women enter alone. At many weddings, however, the women and men walk in together. In that case, your sisters would enter with the best men, assuming there are two of them.

If you are able to choose how the wedding party enters and you don't want your sisters to walk with the best men, then you can choose to have the men enter with the groom. This arrangement also often occurs when the men are significantly shorter than the ladies.

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AmandaKing Posts : 15 Registered: 1/6/12
Re: Matrons of honor - walking down the aisle question
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 9:15 PM Go to message in response to: Syringa

I don't think the churches normally dictate how it's done. We're allowed to choose, and I've seen it done lots of ways in our church - with the maids and men all walking in together, the men standing with the groom and the maids walking in alone, or with the best man standing with the groom and the maids - excepting the MOH - walking in escorted by their corresponding groomsmen. I've seen matrons of honor/bridesmatrons being walked in by their corresponding groomsmen, as well - even if they aren't married.

I think you can pretty much do what you want as long as you're comfortable with the arrangement. Chances are likely that the men of honor will be escorting your matrons of honor out anyway, right?

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Syringa Posts : 115 Registered: 1/18/12
Re: Matrons of honor - walking down the aisle question
Posted: Jan 29, 2012 7:28 PM Go to message in response to: AmandaKing

It depends on the denomination and sometimes the officiant within the denomination. Some denominations have their procedures that they expect to be followed.

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