(Closed) father of the bride problem – please help!!

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You don’t have to have a male walk you down the aisle… there are a few other options.. you can walk by yourself down the aisle, have your mom walk you down the aisle, or have a close friend or fmaily member walk you down the aisle.  It is symbolically a moment of leaving your family/life or origin and joining with your husband… so if you are an independent woman, walk by yourself, or if your mom is a large role in your life, give her that honour.  I will be having my mom and my dad walk me down the aisle, even though they are divorced, because they have both had a great role in making me who I am today!! good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

do you a male friend that you are close to? Maybe your mom can walk you down, or go totally modern and walk solo… just a thought

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

you can go solo or have your mom walk you. its not unusual at all especially these days with the single parent households!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I say ask your mom to do it or walk yourself. I will  probably have both parents walking me.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Walk solo or with your mom or your brother, if you have one.  Your mom’s friend can make a speech without having to walk you down.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The person who walks you down the aisle should be the one person in your life who you feel is the most qualified to give you away.  That can certainly be your mother!  If you want a male, then it sounds like your mom’s friend who knew you since childhood is a good choice.

I didn’t even know there was supposed to be a father of the bride speech.  When is that supposed to occur?  Maybe you can just skip that entirely.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It could be an American thing too for all I know.  Most of the weddings I’ve been at just had a best man speech and then a maid of honor speech, as far as I can remember.  The happy parents were too teary-eyed to speak anyway!  😀

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I thought it was a ‘thank you’ speech to the guests, leading into a toast to the couple?

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper

I have been to several weddings in which the father of the bride gives a “Welcome and thank you” type of toast. However, this is symbolic of the father “hosting” (aka paying for) the wedding. This would be appropriate for your mama to do, also!

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