- 7 years ago
I see a repeating pattern of folks not wanting their dad to walk them down the aisle and/or ‘give them away.’ I get it, I really do. That was me, 10 months, 8 months, even 6 weeks ago.
I didn’t want my dad to walk me down the aisle for the longest time because of what has always been a strained relationship – until I changed my mind after finding out how sad he would be if he didn’t get to. I’m the only girl, the baby of the family – and regardless of our issues, there is no need on such a happy day to break his heart. So I agreed to do it, minus the ‘giving away of the bride.’
The other day, our officiant and I were discussing everything ceremony related – and she asked how the moms were going to come in. Fiance will escort his mom in right before the wedding party, but this left my mom to not walk down, walk alone, or be previously seated. She suggested having one of my brothers (her stepsons) walk with Mom. When I asked Mom, she declined and said she really didn’t want to come in with them if that was her only option.
In my mind, I have always pictured the both of them walking me. My parents will have been married for 31.5 years to the DAY on our wedding day – and they each had a hand in raising me. How could I walk with just my Dad – when 99% of who I am came from Mom?
The solution? Mama is walking down the aisle with me, too! The three of us are all coming in together, arms looped, smiling faces. And we decided after all to have the formal question, with them both saying ‘We do.’
Who else walked in with both parents?