(Closed) Anyone else having their Mom walk them down the aisle?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i am having my mom walk me down the aisle… no one has said anything yet… but im sure they will. and i will just say… my mom raised me. and we are best friends. 🙂

Post # 5
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t really have a relationship with my dad. In fact, I haven’t even decided if he’s going to be invited. So, yes, my mom is definitely going to walk me down the aisle. Though, every time I picture, I see myself walking alone…

Post # 6
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487 posts
Helper bee

I am having both my mom and dad walk me down the isle.  They divorced when I was 7 but I have a great relationship with both of my parents.  It is an easy decision for me and one that will make everybody happy 🙂

Post # 9
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3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

A friend of mine had her mom walk her down the aisle too. No one really thought anything of it. We all knew her parents were divorced and her dad wasn’t really an involved type (He was into drugs when she was younger which resulted in the divorce). I think the majority of your guests (assuming they know you well) won’t think anything bad about it.

Post # 10
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2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My 18 year old brother walked me down the aisle. cbcs520, the story you told about your relationship with your dad is very similar to mine. We have never been estranged for a long period of time but we have a strained relationship due to his absence in my younger years, a painful divorce, and a falling out when I was a teenager. I chose my brother to walk me down the aisle because I didn’t want it to seem like I was choosing one parent over another. A part of me also wanted to keep the tradition of being given away by a man, even though its not a very feminist thing for me to say! I just kind of want my wedding photos to resemble those of others in my family, if that makes sense. But I definitely did consider having my mom do it.

I will admit that there was some awkwardness surrounding it, and I know both my dad and his wife were hurt by it, but in the end I couldn’t have been happier with my decision. I was so relaxed and joyful in that moment – I wouldn’t have felt that way at all had it been my dad. Here’s my brother escorting me:

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