Sunday, June 26, 2016

Processional Order

Wedding Processional
There are so many ways to conduct a wedding processional
due all the many traditions, cultures, and religions around the world.
The list below is the most common way a processional is conducted in areas we serve
but is not the only way so use it as a general guideline to assist you in creating your own.

Photo Credit: Kelly Long Photography

Grandparents
Groom's Grandmother and Grandfather
OR
Groom's Step-grandmother and Grandfather
Groom's Grandmother and Step-Grandfather
Followed by...
Bride's Grandmother and Grandfather
OR
Bride's Step-grandmother and Grandfather
Bride's Grandmother and Step-Grandfather
~If one of the grandparents in a couple are deceased an escort can be chosen.
~Grandparents are not required to be part of the processional but are often at least seated by one of the ushers just before the ceremony starts to honor them.

Parents
Mother and Father of the Groom
OR
Step-mother and Father of the Groom
Mother and Step-Father of the Groom
Followed by...
Mother and Chosen Escort
OR
Step-mother and Chosen Escort
Mother and Step-Father of the Bride
~Parents are almost always seated at the beginning of the processional.
~If you are lighting a unity candle the mother's will light the tapers before taking a seat.

Officiant and Groom commonly proceed down the aisle at this point if they had not taken their places earlier. Sometimes they are joined by the Best Man and other times the entire line of the groomsmen proceed together down a side aisle rather than the middle aisle. This will depend on your personal preferences and religious/cultural background.
Wedding Party
Singles:
Officiant
Groom
Best Man
Groomsman
Groomsman
-pause-
Jr. Bridesmaid
Bridesmaid
Bridesmaid
Maid of Honor
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer
-pause-
Bride and Father (or Escort)
~The Maid of Honor walks just before the flower girl and ring bearer (or last before the bride if there are none).
~The ladies typically file from farthest to nearest to where the bride will be standing, when walking singularly.
OR
Paired:
Officiant
Groom
-pause-
Jr. Bridesmaid 
Bridesmaid escorted by Groomsman
Bridesmaid escorted by Groomsman
Maid of Honor escorted by Best Man
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer
-pause-
Bride and Father (or Escort)
~When paired, both sides of the wedding party file from farthest to nearest to the bride and groom.


Tips To The Wedding Party:
~Ladies on the left and Gentlemen on the right!
~Hold your hands at approximately your belly button so you don't look like you are eating your flowers in all the photos.
~One hand goes over the other when standing at the ceremony site.
~Tip your body on an angle towards the couple so photos look uniform.
~Gentlemen should offer an arm to the ladies to link together when walking together.





Monday, June 13, 2016

Dessert and Drink Stations

Pamper Your Guests!
Dessert and drink stations are gaining popularity this year.
Give your guests something unique to talk about and enjoy at your wedding
by checking out the inspiration below and putting your own twist on it!
 
 
Signature Drink Station
 You will enjoy creating your own drinks and your guests will love your creativity!
Cookies, macaroons, and other special desserts can also be served
as well to give your signature drink station an extra special touch.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Donut Station 
Let them eat...donuts!?
For those searching for a cake alternative this may be right up your alley.
Serving up a variety of donuts instead of or along side your cake
with mini glasses of milk will make for some tasty and unique comfort food.
 




Ice Cream Station
Order an ice-cream truck, put a request into your caterer, or set up your own.
Match your flavors, toppings, and serving style to the season you are getting
 married in to add a personal touch that your guests will just adore!
 
 
 

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