Post # 1
So I’m getting married in December, it’s going to be a very small intimate ceremony (20ppl max) in the courtyard of a B&B in St. Augustine, FL. In a world where I wouldn’t’ have to follow certain etiquettes and worry about hurting peoples feelings I would love to have my little brother walk me down the aisle and give me away but I know that won’t boat well if my parents or my older brothers are able to attend. My thought was if my parents and older brothers attend, I would have my little brother walk me down from my room to the courtyard and then I would just walk myself down aisle. I know most wedding planners look at this as a no-no, but honestly I don’t want anyone else walking me down aisle. So my question is, do I really need to have my someone walk me down the aisle and give me away?
Post # 3
Absolutely not – it’s completely up to you to decide who (if anyone) walks you down the aisle. I’ve seen plenty of brides go it alone. There is no right or wrong…only what works best for YOU! Don’t feel bad for doing something different!!
Post # 4
@MsMindle: Thanks! I know my little brother and he wouldn’t do it if one my older bros and parents are there. So I guess I’ll be walking myself down the aisle, which is how I’ve always envisioned it.
Post # 5
Walk yourself down the aisle! I was strongly considering it myself, but I ended up having both my mom and dad walk me, and then I walked the last little bit by myself. Do what feels right to you.
Post # 6
My dad isn’t in the picture at all and it would be weird for me to have my mom walk me down the aisle so I’ll be walking alone too!
Post # 7
Walk yourself!! I’d originally planned to walk myself down but then decided my faithful dog could walk with me and also stand in as the ring bearer 🙂
You can do whatever you want!!
Post # 8
Walk yourself! I’d do it if I wasn’t 99% sure I’d trip and/or faint.
Post # 9
Go with your gut here, if your initial instinct is for your little brother to share in that moment, you owe no explanations! Especially if you’re not even sure the other family members are going to be attending, you should be putting what makes you feel special first. Of course, your compromise is good too, if they DO end up attending and you feel uneasy about having him walk you the whole way.