Post # 1
I am planning my wedding for Nov. 6th of 2010 in a beautiful stone church with amazing stained glass windows built in the 1800’s. Everything is absolutely perfect except for the narrow center aisle. I didn’t realize exactly how narrow it was until visting the church with my father a few days ago. Not only would we be squished together walking side by side, but my dress has a train so he would be stepping all over it! The church has 2 wider side aisles that can be used, but I really would prefer walking down the center.
The door I would come out of is in the back of the church and is kind of to the side. It has about a 15ft distance between it and the center aisle. It was suggested that I have my father waiting at the door, walk beside him to the aisle, then i go down first with him behind me, and we link arms again at the end. Is this weird? I have never seen or heard of it before!
Or should I just go down the side aisle?
Please give me your opionons or suggestions!
here is the church from the extreme left…not sure if this will help but tis the only pic i can find…
Post # 3
the pic didn’t come up. How narrow is narrow? Tell us in feet.
I’d suggest meeting your father at the aisle and walking down with him, just be extra careful. I wouldn’t be comfortable having my dad just follow me down the aisle…
Post # 4
…have you thought about maybe having your dad waiting at the end of the aisle and you walking down the aisle alone? That way he can still give you away without either of you being squished.
Post # 5
Im not sure I would want my dad following me down the aisle either. I think it kind of takes away from the point of your dad walking you down the aisle. I would try to look for another option.
Post # 6
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I like Jamaica Bride’s idea! That way everyone gets to see you and your lovely train!
Post # 7
I dont think he should walk behind you. Maybe he could be at the end, and you could walk down alone, or I would do a side aisle thing. I wouldn’t have him walk behind you.
Post # 8
Not really sure in feet, under 3 I would say? My MOH and I tried to go side by side and we barely fit. I agree that its just too weird with him behind me. I can’t imagine it! I do like JamaicaBride’s idea, that will definitely be something to consider.
Post # 9
Is it possible for him to walk 1-2 feet ahead of you and your still holding his arm. He would just be slightly in front of you, kind of like he’s guiding you down the aisle. I’m not sure how it would look, though? I would just be sad if my dad couldn’t walk me down the aisle.
Post # 10
at one of my cousins wedding they had a church with only two aisles, so she walked down the left with her dad, and after the ceremony walked down the right with her husband.
Post # 11
Both ideas are great! Thanks ladies! I will do a test run with my dad in front, that could be possible. Or the 2 sides aisles is kind of neat/symbolic-ish…. It may look best to have him wait at the end, but i’m not sure I can do that without having a panic attack walking down alone.Haha! Besides, I would be sad if he couldn’t walk with me. ..