Wedding Ceremony/ Processional Basics

Procession at a Christian Ceremony

Before the procession begins, the officiant takes his or her place, with the groom to the left, and the best man to the groom's left. The ushers may stand at the front, or they may start the procession as shown here. The bridesmaids follow, with the maid or matron of honor next. The ushers and bridesmaids may enter together, in pairs, with the best man and the honor attendant. The ring bearer and flower girl are last before the bride, who is escorted by her father, on his left.
1. Bride's Father
2. Bride
3. Flower Girl
4. Ring Bearer
5. Honor Attendant
6. Bridesmaids
7. Ushers
8. Officiant
9. Groom
10. Best Man    

Procession at a Jewish Ceremony

The order of the procession at a Jewish ceremony is the same as for a Christian service, except that grandparents, the groom's parents, and the bride's mother all join the processional. The rabbi and the cantor often lead it.
1. Bride
2. Bride's Father
3. Bride's Mother
4. Flower Girl
5. Ring Bearer
6. Bridesmaids
7. Groom's Father
8. Groom's Mother
9. Groom
10. Best Man
11. Ushers
12. Bride's/Groom's Grandfather
13. Bride's/Groom's Grandmother


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