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What's the Traditional Order of the Wedding Processional?

Learn the traditional order of the wedding processional from celebrity wedding planner Barbara Esses in this Howcast video.


My name is Barbara Esses and I do events for a living. I'm Ruthie Hecht; I'm an event planner and I work with and for my mother. We're going to teach you the do's and don'ts for the perfect wedding.

Barbara Esses: Brides and grooms have many choices in wedding processionals today. Brides and grooms also may have young grandparents because people living much longer. It is traditional the grandparents walk down the isle first in any kind of a wedding so they get the joy of seeing everybody else walk down the isle. After that you can do groomsmen and bridesmaids as couples, or you can opt the military style where the groomsmen go, the best man, the groom, and then all the ladies but it is also okay to do grandparents, bridesmaids and groomsmen, best man groom, and then just the maid of honor, flower girls, any ring bearers, and then the bide. But again because tradition is being set aside so often it is totally up to the bride and groom how they would like the procession to be.

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