As same-sex couples prepare for their wedding ceremonies, the question often arises about the processional. Traditionally, a groom may enter from the side while a bride may walk down a center aisle. But what if there are two brides or two grooms? Who walks where and when?
A recent trend involves creating two aisles for the couple to process down simultaneously.
- If you are marrying in an outdoor space with lots of room to play with, the two partners could walk in from the sides to meet in the middle.
- Or, create two sections of chairs rather than two, creating two aisles from back to front.
- If escorts will be walking the couple down the aisle(s), consider having an extra-wide aisle for both pairs to walk down together. This is a great symbol of families uniting together.
The great thing about personalizing your wedding ceremony is that it can be a true reflection of your relationship. There are no strict rules - get creative!