Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)


Question: My fiancé chose his brothers as his groomsmen, since he has the perfect number of brothers to match up with my attendants. My mom knows my fiancé really well, but is just now getting to know his brothers. All of us would love for my little brother to walk her down the aisle, but we weren’t sure of the rules. Does it have to be a groomsman that walks the mother of the bride down the aisle?

Answer: While it’s true that traditionally a groomsman would walk the mother of the bride down the aisle, these days that definitely isn’t a hard and fast rule. Modern weddings call for flexibility. If everyone loves the idea of your little brother escorting your mom, go for it.


Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com.