Post # 1
I broke my foot and had surgery on it couple days ago and my doctor is saying I will be in a cast the day of our wedding which is a little under 2 weeks away. Anyone have any ideas on how to get down the Isle without a wheelchair. I’ve thought about walking a little ways with crutches which is huge fall risk and then have fiance come carry me down. Have also thought of having 1 guy on each side of me to serve purpose of crutch and I really like the idea and thought about having 2 groomsmen but my sis said then people will think they’re giving me away. In all reality though I don’t need or want someone to give me away. I’m a grown women and my dad is absent in my life. Have any other ideas of how I can get down the isle? What do you think of ideas I mentioned?
Post # 2
aiko161: Can two of your bridesmaids walk as your crutches? I wouldn’t think the groomsmen are giving you away, personally. But friends or family would work as well.
This is a totally different situation, but my cousin in law has a rare muscular disease. She was nearly confined to a wheel chair leading up to her wedding and the last steps she took were down the aisle to get married. She walked with her dad supporting her. My cousin carried her back down the aisle once they were married. She switched to her wheelchair after that.
Post # 3
Do you think you may be walking in a boot in a couple of weeks?
That sucks girl…… one of my BMs is in a boot and will be in a boot by the time the wedding comes around. The way she broke her foot was kind of silly though so we are all having fun with it
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I’d opt for the bridesmaids to help you down the aisle if you think that’ll be easier than crutches.
Just remember, you won’t be the first and to have fun with it. Decorate that cast! Use it for a guest book? haha.
Post # 5
I am worried about the bridesmaids being strong enough that’s why I had thought about having groomsmen. I am very tiny but I would have to bear all my weight on them every other step. Unfortunately I will not be in a walking boot. Doc said I will still be in cast.
Post # 6
As long as the groomsmen don’t hug/shake hands with your Fiance at the front of the aisle and no one says anything about “who gives this woman?” – I highly doubt people will think that they are giving you away. Everyone will know that you broke your foot and need the help.
In order to really minimise this, your Fiance could meet you much eaier down the aisle than normal and take over with one of the other guys. Or, just before the aisle he and one bridesmaid could come down and help you the rest of the way.
Any chance you can get one of these? 😛
Post # 7
aiko161: I would not use people as crutches. That’s not only more of a fall risk than crutches, but you’d be taking them down with you. I think using people would look tremendously awkward. They would literally have to carry you every other step. Even more awkward if they arn’t the same height. How is that better than crutches? Practice using them a few days before in your dress and go slow. You’ll do fine. You can decorate them in your wedding colors too, attach flowers to them, they can be an accessory, not something to hide.
Post # 8
Maybe rethink the ceremony. Have him walk to you.
Post # 9
I like the idea of decorating the crutches. It’ll be fun and two nervous groomsmen won’t have to coordinate their walking / carrying with yours to the sound of the music. Plus it sends the message: hell yeah, I can get this done myself!
Post # 10
This reminds me of the BCBS commerical.
I would say see if you can get a cast/boot that you can walk in without crutches. And I like the idea of decorating your cast and/or crutches 🙂
Post # 11
aiko161: I dont think it will look like they are giving you away. It will look like they are helping you to walk. lol.
Any chance of Fiance carrying you all the way down the isle? Why dont you walk with him? I know some ppl are set on the groom waiting there, but some choose to walk down together? Any father/brother figure in your life? I would walk with my bro (no dad) and Fiance, if fi could not carry me. But would be so super awesome to be carried lol.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom
<h1>there are walking boots that go over your cast! i was in one when i broke my foot when i was young. i would suggest seeing if you can get one!</h1>
Post # 13
Oh and so sorry about your foot and hope you recover soon! Best wishes!!!
Post # 14
Thanks for all responses. I’m really trying hard to talk my fiance into carrying both up and down the isle but he’s worried about tripping on my dress or something. I think am going to make him practice the day of before the ceremony. Am really not wanting to attempt the crutches with my dress. It’s a mermaid style so could deffinetly see myself landing face first on the ground. But I think I will decorate my crutches and start going for walks on them once I get my hard cast on so I’m able to be on them more the day of the wedding 🙂 maybe we could walk together. I could use crutch on bad side and he could be on my good side. I’ll see what he thinks about that idea.