How to Plan Your Ceremony Processional: A Breakdown



As I sat down to write this post about how to do your wedding processional, one thought came to mind: the Kardashians.

As strange (and slightly embarrassing) as that sounds, hear me out: In the E! special about Kim and Kanye’s nuptials, there was a rather lengthy scene where wedding planner Sharon Sacks and the entire Kardashian/Jenner crew gathered together in an attempt to plan the processional for Kimye’s Big Day. They go back and forth over whether or not Bruce should walk Kim all the way down the aisle (as opposed to meeting her halfway) and who should carry baby North West—needless to say it was quite a complicated process.

The point here is that coordinating the processional for your wedding takes some actual planning—it’s not simply a matter of pairing up your bridesmaids and groomsmen and sending them on their way. There’s thought that must go into the order in which your parents, grandparents and bridal party will walk, and since this is the first glance your guests will have of everyone, you’ll want the whole thing to go as smoothly as possible.

Not sure where to start? Check out this guide to wedding processionals which explains exactly how your party should walk down the aisle based on the kind of wedding ceremony (religious, civil, military) you’re having.

Of course, there really aren’t any concrete rules that you must follow for your entrance, but this breakdown will certainly help you figure out what will work best for your day.

Like PW on Facebook | Follow PW on Twitter | Sign up for the PW newsletter

Getting married? Start and end your wedding planning journey with Philadelphia Weddings' guide to the best wedding vendors in the city.