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Genna
Curious July 2022 British Columbia

Ideas for wedding procession

Genna, on April 16, 2020 at 23:57 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 8
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So I have a weird non-traditional wedding reception. My maid of honour is my best friend, my bridesmaid is my 13 year old daughter, my fiance's best man it's one of his best friends and his groomsmen is his cousin. My son will be walking me down the aisle. Will it look weird with my 13 year old walking with someone my age? Is there a better idea for the procession because she is a little bit nervous about this. We don't have a ring bearer or a flower girl either and that's fine

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Latest activity by Taylor, on April 19, 2020 at 13:45
  • Taylor
    Devoted October 2021 Alberta
    Taylor ·
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    My mom walked down with her friends son who was like 10. It was adorable!
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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with pairing up people of different ages.


    You also don’t need to pair up your wedding party if you don’t want to. Since my husband had 3 on his side and I only had 2 we went with just having people walk during the professional and recessional on their own instead of being paired up with one another.
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  • Michelle
    Expert October 2021 Nova Scotia
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    What we're doing is having both sides of the wedding walk separately instead of paired up. My FH's oldest nephew is going to be one of his groomsmen, at the time of our wedding he will be just shy of 14.

    We have a pretty untraditional and uneven wedding party, so this is what works for us but it also takes some pressure off a 14 year old having to walk down the aisle with a woman in her late twenties that he's never met before.

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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    I would ask your daughter and the groomsman how they feel. If they think it might be weird then everyone could walk solo. For the most part eyes are going to be on the newlyweds during the processional, so don't worry too much about what guests might think!
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    I agree with Gloria as well as Kelcie - I don't see anything wrong with her walking down with an adult, but if either you think it's weird or she is too uncomfortable with it then I would have the wedding party walk down singularly. Groomsman, Bestman, Groom (and Mom usually), Bridesmaid (daughter), Maid of Honour, Bride (and son).

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Every couple has their personal choices that work for them being traditional or non-traditional. Your daughter feels uncomfortable walking with someone older, she can walk solo.
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  • K
    Devoted August 2021 Nova Scotia
    Kl ·
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    If your daughter isn’t comfortable being paired off with somebody much older, perhaps everybody could walk down solo? We had some different age demographics in the wedding party when my dad re-married. Rather than walking in pairs, the guys took their place at the alter with my dad and the officiant beforehand. The BMs and MOH (my stepsister and I and two of my stepmom’s friends) then walked in on our own during the processional itself. Whereas your wedding party is smaller, the best man and groomsman could also participate and walk the aisle themselves.


    Just some food for thought! I don’t think there’s anything inherently wrong with pairing them despite the age gap, but your daughter’s comfort is obviously an important consideration Smiley smile good luck!
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  • Gloria
    Expert October 2022 Ontario
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    Absolutely nothing wrong with it and it is very common nowadays! Not to mention- it is your wedding and you should do what you envision. Again though- it’s very common to incorporate kids nowadays so don’t even let that be a worry! Good luck!
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