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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!

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Wedding Processional: How Should an Uneven Wedding Party Walk Down the Aisle?

Q.

I'm planning to have five wedding attendants while my fiance will only have four. I'm okay with having uneven sides (I don't want him to have to pick someone else that he doesn't truly want up there just for number’s sake), but I'm not sure how we should handle having them walk down the wedding aisle.

A.

Have the first three pairs of bridesmaids and groomsmen walk out arm in arm, then have the last groomsman (lucky guy!) head out with a lady on each side. It's a much more charming option than having your odd bridesmaid out walk alone. If you are having your bridesmaids and groomsmen enter together as well as leave (a less traditional option that's been gaining in popularity), you can have them come in that way as well. If the groomsmen will already be waiting by the altar when the bridesmaids enter, the odd numbers won't be noticeable then anyway.

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