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When deciding how to plan a wedding, don't forget about the details. There are steps that may seem small yet can cause stress if not organized in advance. For example, it's important to plan which groomsmen will walk down the aisle with each bridesmaid. If you're not sure hot to match them up, follow this handy guide:

Maid of honor and best man
Traditionally the maid of honor and best man lead the wedding procession. So you and your spouse may want to choose people who get along well - though that certainly shouldn't be your priority.

Couples
The next way to pair bridesmaids and groomsmen is by couple status. Match people who are married or dating. This way, you know their personalities will fit nicely together.

Similar heights
If you have any leftover people in the wedding party and the first two options have been exhausted, pair people with similar heights. This helps the wedding progression look balanced and will assist the photographer in taking great pictures.

How to pair groomsmen and bridesmaids

Complementary personalities
Next, you want to make sure that the bridesmaids and groomsmen will get along. These people have to team up to help make your wedding success, so pair friends and people with similar personalities.

Unequal pairings
If you have an extra bridesmaid or groomsman, get creative with your pairings. For instance, you can match up a leftover bridesmaid with a flower girl or ring bearer.

Single file
Some brides and grooms opt out of tradition and have their wedding party walk down the aisle in single file. This is an option for groups with uneven numbers or a small number of bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Ultimately, it's up to you how you plan your nuptials. As long as you make a wedding checklist and choose the decor, wedding invitations and other elements that fit your needs, you will be pleased with the result.

Photo credit: Martha Stewart Weddings