• Images
  • Text
  • Find a Couple + Registry
GO

Wedding Ceremony Questions

If you are already in the throws of wedding planning, it probably does not surprise you that wedding ceremonies can have a lot of problems that you need to deal with. Fortunately, TheKnot.com has all of the wedding expertise to answer even your toughest wedding ceremony questions. We will fill you in on alternatives to unity candles, how to decorate for a church wedding, and whether or not you should get a gift for your ceremony officiant. We also have advice for child attendants, how a wedding recessional works, and the best way to plan a nondenominational wedding. We have answers to questions like, "How can we honor a deceased loved one at our wedding ceremony?" and "Who should walk me down the aisle?" Another popular wedding ceremony question we answer is, "How should an uneven wedding party walk down the aisle?" Plus, get tips on the receiving line, such as whether or not to include stepparents and whether or not a receiving line is really necessary. We will even let you know fun ways to include your pets in your wedding ceremony. Have a question you don't see answered? Submit it to Carley and you just might see the answer show up on our site!

More About Ceremony Issues Less About Ceremony Issues

Wedding Processional: Can Parents Escort the Groom Down the Aisle?

Q.

Both my father and mother are walking me down the aisle. I just found out that the mother of the groom wants to walk my husband-to-be down the aisle, too. I know this is the norm in Jewish weddings, but can this be done in a Catholic wedding ceremony? How?

A.

There's no reason at all why your honey's mom can't walk him down the aisle. You'll have to clear it with your officiant, but basically what will happen is that she'll walk in with him and deposit him at the altar next to his groomsmen (instead of him starting out there just before the wedding party enters), then take her seat. Then the processional will begin, and your parents will walk in with you. Simple as that!

See More: Wedding Ceremony Issues , Wedding Ceremony + Wedding Vow Ideas