During a traditional wedding, the maid or matron of honor leads the processional. Also according to tradition, the best man and the groomsmen stand at or in front of the altar during the entrance processional.
The remainder of the bride's attendants follow the maid or matron of honor. The ring bearer is next to take the walk down the aisle, followed by the flower girl, who processes to the altar directly in front of the bride and bride's father. In recent years, a greater degree of flexibility exists regarding all aspects of a wedding ceremony, including the order and manner of the entrance processional.