I'm getting married this weekend and just wanted to know who walks in first... bride or the bridesmaids? Xx
Sayward Hawtin - The traditional way is bridesmaids first. It started when people believed in witches and evil spirits. Your bridesmaid would also wear white and walk in front of you so the spirits were tricked into taking their virginity first leaving the bride still a virgin as she walked down the aisle to meet her husband.
Sarah Elizabeth - British tradition is bride first, but in America it tends to be bridesmaids first, leading up the bride, and that has become popular in Britain over the past few years. It's really a matter of personal preference. I'll be doing bridesmaids first, so that they get their big entrance too (otherwise people might not notice how nice they look!), plus I like the idea of it leading up to the bride, with everyone waiting. Plus bear your music in mind, as if there's a particular part of the song or piece of music you'd like to be playing when you walk in, and it happens halfway through it, or it's right at the start, that might impact upon your choice. There is no wrong way, as long as you DO actually enter!
Emma Louise Bloor - I get married on the 29th July n my Paige boys go first then my flower girl n small bridesmaid go then my two big ones then my matron of honour then me n my dad .x
Michelle Musson - Our vicar told us traditionally the bridesmaids walked in behind as back then the bride was seen as a virgin and if anyone tried to steal her the bridesmaids were stood behind to be taken instead. Not sure how much truth is in that haha
Vicki Sherratt - British tradition is bride first, followed by the maids, but once you're in then you kinda want all eyes on you, so I went with the American way. My bridesmaids walked in before me. They set the scene, get to have their moment, and it builds up to the main event of the brides arrival..... it worked beautifully. Xx
Tiffany Ann Baker - I personally think it's bride discretion. I have seen bridemaids go first followed by the bride. But I have also seen the bride to go first. I get married in September and I will have the bridesmaids go first. I personally feel that if the bride goes first, no one really takes much notice of the bridemaids! But do what you think is best. Hope you have magical day ? xxx
Helen Kitajewski - As other people have said, traditionally in this country the bride goes first- that's what I did. My bridesmaids were behind me which was handy as they could sort out the back of my dress before we walked in!
Anna Shepherd - My 2 yr old daughter is my flower girl and walking first with my mum, then my bridesmaid, my chief bridesmaid and then my dad and I. Mainly as he is usually in a wheelchair but wants to walk me down the aisle and I dont want the children behind him if he does take a fall.
Becky Barrett - I wanted more of the song and i wanted my husband to wait a little longer! So i did flower girls, then bridesmaids then me. Definitely don't think its tacky because we got our little flower girls to spread petals down the aisle as they went down first! Its your preference though and good luck with whatever you choose x
Rachael Simon Morris - It's personal preference I think in UK bride first is traditional but it becoming more Americanised with bridesmaids going first. I'm going traditional, my flower girls will walk down the aisle first then me, then my bridesmaids behind me.
Kerry Angus - I'm doing my little boy, page boy, then my 2 bridesmaids together as they're joint chief Bridesmaids then me. I want everyone to see everyone else's outfits and they get their moment in the spotlight too xx
Samantha Smitheram - I got married last Saturday and I had my bridesmaids walk in first so they had a lovely entrance also there was a certain part of the song I walked into that I wanted to walk in to I'd say now days it's up to you
Rachel Cooper - I'm getting married this weekend too, our vicar says that traditionally the bridesmaids walk down first followed by the bride
The American way is when bridesmaids walk down after you and our vicar doesn't like it
Debzz O'Brien - Personal preference really, I had my flower girl and page boy starting, then bridesmaids, then me and my dad.
I was a bridesmaid a few weeks ago and the bride went first and then bridesmaids.
Up to you!
Natalie Victoria Mellowship - The tradition is the bride walks in first, followed by the bridesmaids. The American way which a lot of people now adopt is that the bridesmaids walk in first, followed by the bride. Have the best day!
KayMarie Jackson - I had my page and flower girl then brides maids then me. This worked well in our venue which was not a church
Michelle Baker - Bridesmaids go first. They go in to show start the of the ceremony and you're the last one in :) hope you have an amazing day!!
Natalie Caesar Morley - I think it's personal choice but my bridesmaids went first as I wanted them to be noticed in their dresses just as much as me x