Post # 1
Hey ladies, I’m having trouble with my Fam because of my escort choice. I would like to have my Fiance dad walk me down the aisle, pass me off to my mom, who will officially give me away. Let me give you a little background first. My dad passed away last june and I’m not that close to my mom and don’t really want her to do it. My Uncle and I were very close a few years ago, but I have a hard time being around him now because of his drinking. I actually already asked my future Father-In-Law to do it but he said that he would love to if it wouldn’t piss anyone off. I’m even thinking now to go alone, but thats really just to appease my side of the family. I need some advise from the bees. Thanks
Post # 3
Maybe going alone would be the best option.
Post # 4
My father passed away too. I now have a step-father but am planning on walking alone. I can understand that your family would be upset with your future Father-In-Law walking you down the aisle. Do you have any grandparents that are still living? I think it is important that you are comfortable with whoever you choose to walk you down the aisle.
Post # 5
Even if you walked “alone”, having a momento of your father (picture in a locket attached to your bouquet) will remind you that he is still here with you….
I agree with other bees – going it alone might be better than with the Father-In-Law situation….
Post # 6
My father also passed away. I am fortunate that I have an older brother to walk me down the aisle. I think that if he wasn’t doing it I wouldn’t have my mom, it’s not that I’m not close to her but I just feel like it isn’t traditional enough, weird I know but I know she’ll be crying so I want her to be able to sit down and not worry about me. If you don’t want your mom to do it then don’t have her do it, it’s your choice, and whatever you’re comfortable with.
Post # 7
I think that going solo is the best option here. Good luck with your decison.
Post # 8
Do you have any brothers or other male family members that you are close to? A friend’s wedding that I was in, she had her brother walk her down. And we also surprised her with a locket on her bouquet with her father’s picture in it. Just another idea if that is an option.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! I have a hankie of my dads that I will carry with me. It even has a little #1 Dad emdroidered in the corner in blue. I’m really sad thinking about going alone but maybe having FI’s dad with me before the walk for support would help. I still have a lot of time for the idea to sink in but thanks again for the support bees 🙂