Post # 1
I’m looking for a creative way to ask someone to stand in for my dad & walk me down the aisle. I was thinking of some sort of poem… You see, my dad passed away and I want to ask his best friend & best man at his wedding to walk me down the aisle. I tried writing one myself …but then I just end up getting upset that my dad isn’t here.
ANY HELP WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED! THANKS!
Post # 3
@jrinaldo13: I’m sorry to hear about your dad, but I’m sure he will be so happy with your decision to ask his best friend!
Honestly I would write it all out in a card. No poem necessary, just write it out in a blank card, whatever it is you geniuinely want to say. Tell him how much it would mean to you, and to your dad, to have him walk you down the aisle. Tell him that you know that there’s no one you or your father would rather have be your side, that he’s been a wonderful role model and whatever else fits your relationship.
By writing it down you can avoid getting emotional or teary when asking him out loud.
It doesn’t have to be complicated or long, just write from the heart and I’m sure he will be honored.
Post # 4
@jrinaldo13: I asked my brother-in-law in kind of a cute way, I think. I put a tie in a box. In the lid, I put a graphic note that said “Will you help me tie the knot?” and then I put a note *in* the tie that said “Walk me down the aisle?” I tried to keep it fun and light. 🙂
Post # 5
@jrinaldo13: I am going through something similar. My dad died unexpectedly a couple of years ago (at 56 and seemingly healthy). It will be three years in April. Anyway, for a while I thought when I got married I wanted to walk alone, because no one could replace him. And then the other day I finally realized he would want me to ask my older brother, and I did. Of course he said yes. I think your dad would be happy you are asking his friend. I don’t think you need to ask him in a fancy way. I would just write down that you have always looked up to him and you know that he meant a lot to your dad. And then I would ask. Keep it simple. Send me a message if you ever need to talk.
Post # 6
@jrinaldo13: aww, that’s really nice you will ask his best friend. im sure they will both appreciate it so mcuh.
Post # 7
That is such a wonderful idea. I’m sure he’ll be so honored that he won’t care how you ask, but I’d honestly just write a card telling him how much he means to you and meant yo your dad.