Post # 1
Is your Dad walking you? Are you walking yourself? Another relative?
I guess I just got it in my head that I was going to walk myself down the aisle because I’m an encore bride. Then it dawned on me that my Dad doesn’t know jack about wedding etiquette and doesn’t care. Is he going to have hurt feelings if he doesn’t walk me down the aisle?
How did all of you work it out?
Post # 3
My male cousin was going to walk me (no dad in the picture) but he’s been MIA lately, and I don’t know if that’s going to happen. Honestly, I’ll probably grab an usher and have him do it, the day of. It holds no symbolism for me since I don’t have a father, I just need someone to lean on, literally and figuratively.
Post # 4
My two boys, who will be six and a half and almost five at the wedding, will be escorting me down the aisle. I’m very excited that they’ll be playing such a special role on the big day!
Post # 5
@SandiegoAli- That is so sweet! I’m sure they are super excited to carry out that role as well!
Post # 6
We’re planning on walking together and having the kids waiting with the officiant. But SandiegoAli’s response is making me rethink it. I could have him and his kids waitong and me and mine walk up. Decisions, decisions!
Post # 7
Unfortunately my father is deceased. I had a dear family friend AND my brother walk me down the aisle.
Post # 8
I am 41….my dad passed away… my 2 boys 14 and 16 are giving me away! My brother walked me down the aisle the 1st time.
Post # 9
I finally talked to my Dad about it last night and he will be walking me down the aisle!:)
Post # 10
I eloped the first time and although I was more comfortable with walking myself down, I decided to have both of my parents walk me down.
Post # 11
You know, I have just assumed that my Dad would walk me down the aisle. Even planned on it happening that way after I asked him about it and his response was “Again?” I chalked it up to joking.
But now, I’m thinking about doing something different. Me walking alone, or our children walking me in (although they already have roles as flower girl and ring bearer) or possibly us walking each other down the aisle…
So, it boils down to I don’t really know! I need to decide soon…we’re almost at a month out!
Post # 12
My 7 year old daughter and my 8 year old son will be walking me down the aisle. I told my dad he was “off the hook” with a wink. He’s fine with it, especially because his precious grandkids are stepping in for him!
Post # 13
As my family is so NOT going to be there, my best friend’s husband will be walking me down. He and I were in the service together and were actually frineds before his wife and I. He is like a brother to me and I love him as though he were family.
If that haddn’t worked, I was going to have my mentor at work walk me down.
I just know that I’m not up to walking down alone – I’m such a fraidy-cat! I need someone who can make me laugh and not freak out or give in to the tears that I know will be ready to pour out at any moment!
I LOVE the idea of having the kids walk you down, but my daughter really doesn’t want to and I’m not about to make her uncomfortable.
I kind of like that I’m an encore and that no one “expects” me to do what is “normal” for first timers!
Post # 14
I’m not an encore but my bf’s mom is (she is getting married Oct 2010) and she is having my bf walk her down the aisle. He was so excited to be asked to do this!
Post # 15
My six year old daughter!
Post # 16
My dad is walking me. I was originally thinking of the kids walking me, but they are not “giving me away”-we are becoming a family. My dad isn’t really “giving me away-again” either, but he is walking me all the same. Our church requires the wedding service from the official “book” and the statement of intention is a big deal-as is my dad standing between FI and I until this is done. We are allowed to add things before and after, but the service itself has to remain as written. We are United Methodist. Interesting I thought.