Brides – Tell me how you liked walking alone

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll:
    I walked alone and it was great! : (9 votes)
    69 %
    I walked alone and wouldn't do it again : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Other, please explan : (3 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
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    1013 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @yehyehgirl:  I walked by myself, even though my father and mother are alive… I like the idea of symbolizing that *I* was making the choice and committment to my husband, not that I was being “given away” to him.

     

    It depends on how anxious you get in front of people if the walk will be hard alone. I usually hate being the center of attention, but the walk seemed very short to me! I just focused on my DH at the end of the aisle, and barely noticed anyone else.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1343 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Originally I wanted to walk alone. My father and myself have a very complicated and rocky relationship. It’s horrible really… 

    But my grandmother whom I adore asked me to let him and I did. I regret it. I’ve been walking for years, and it’s okay to give yourself away! You are going to be nervous no matter what, having someone link elbows with you wont really help all that much! Just keep your eyes on your FH and everything will be alright. 

    Also a tip, if you are looking for tux rentals, don’t let anyone talk down to you about not having someone walk you down. Mens Warehouse really made me feel bad about that (because at that time, he wasn’t walking me down). 

    Post # 5
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    811 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    My good friend walked herself down, having lost both of her parents years ago.  The groom actually met her halfway down the aisle and they walked together the rest of the way.  Not a dry eye in the house!  Lovely!

    Post # 7
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    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I am really glad you posted this, I almost posted about the same topic. I think walking down the aisle by yourself is absolutely fine and no matter what you are going to be nervous. My dad and I have had a very rocky relationship and I had initially not wanted him to walk my down the aisle feeling like I didn’t need someone who didn’t raise me to “give me away”. After much debate I decided to let him do it and now he got into some trouble like he always does and will most likely not be able to attend my wedding at all. So now I have to get back into the mind set of going alone.

    I think it shows that you are strong and confident enough to do it alone. I say go for it! Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to have someone give you away, if you feel like going alone then do it. Unless you are walking on grass like I am I don’t think you have much to worry about as far as tripping, just walk slow and practice walking in your shoes before the big day!

    Post # 8
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    1470 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m walking alone and I’m pretty excited about it lol. I’m 28 and I’ve lived on my own since I was 22…how could I be given away? This is just a tradition to which I don’t subscribe.

    Post # 9
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    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    when I walked in the room, alone, everyone stood up and gasped, then they applauded! It was overwhelming. 

    My husband met me half way and we finished the walk together. It was lovely.

     

    Post # 12
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    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @yehyehgirl:  we got married in a ballroom. He stood on the stage in front of room. All of my granddaughters ran in ringing bells. ( so freakin cute) they sat down. I entered from back of room. I stood there for a second or two and then my pianist struck the first chords to ” You are my Sunshine”  I proceeded into the room, slowly walked to the center of the room. As I walked he walked off the stage, towards me, and we met in the middle. When we met, that was also the first time he had seen me, you know those disco balls some rooms have that emit amazing strobe effect? ThE lighting guys turned it on. It was awesome!

    Post # 13
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @yehyehgirl:  If I were in your situation, I would probably have my mother walk me. As it is, I am planning on having both of my parents walk me down the aisle. You should do whatever makes you most comfortable and is most meaningful to you!

    Post # 14
    Member
    534 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My fiance and I are walking in together! 

    Post # 15
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    811 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    yehyehgirl:  it was a church wedding, so he came out and stood with the priest while the bridal party all came in….then when they played the wedding march, he walked to the front, waited so she could get into the church, then they walked to eachother.  Ran, actually….they were both in a hurry to get to eachother, it was very cute!

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