Need Opinions – Walking down the aisle with two escorts?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Which option below sounds best?
    both escorts the whole time : (16 votes)
    73 %
    each escorts halfway : (2 votes)
    9 %
    one escorts, the other lifts veil : (4 votes)
    18 %
    another idea : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    6505 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I walked in with both of my parents. Sure it was a little awkward walking with three of us but TBH I think it would look more awkward switching a partner half way through. If you decide not to have them both walk you down, I like the idea of one walking you and the other lifting your veil better than switching half way through.

    I also love the idea of honoring your dad. We dedicated our flowers to my grandma and his grandpa who passed away, I didn’t even think of pictures because I wasn’t sure where I would place them. We just had a note in our program that basically said the flowers were in loving memory of them.

    Post # 5
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    4760 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    First of, sorry for you loss. 

    I’d like to talk you out of leaving an empty seat in the front row, depending on your venue. 

    I lost my mom and originally thought I’d have an empty seat in the front row but am glad I didn’t casue I think it’d be quite upsetting to see the emptiness during the ceremony and after on pics.  I was glad the front row was filled with faces.

    My dad carried a rose and held it during the ceremony for my mom since she loved roses.

    Post # 6
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    6505 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsLowes:  Are you having your dress altered? If it is altered properly I don’t think you should get tangled up in it. If it’s something that will worry you though, you should probably just walk with one (and have the other lift your veil IMO) becuase otherwise you will be so focused on not tripping that you might forget to smile 🙂

    Post # 7
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I really like the idea of one walking you down the aisle and the other lifting your veil, I think that’s a really nice way to do it. I also lost my dad, a few years ago now, and I struggled with who was going to walk me down the aisle too. I hadn’t thought of doing it that way before!

    As far as the chair and picture go I think I would just have it on the chair when the ceremony starts, it might be weird for the picture to be walked down the aisle. I too will be putting a picture of my dad on a seat in the front row with the hat he always wore. I can’t imagine not seeing his face on my wedding day, even if he’s not really there.

    Post # 8
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    4819 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I didn’t really care how I “looked” while being walked down the aisle, it was about giving the honor to those who deserve. That said this was my walk:

    Post # 9
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    6505 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @vmec:  Sorry for the thread jack… but wow your veil is gorgeous!!

    Post # 10
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    4819 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @MrsBeck:  thanks, it was quite the DIY undertaking.

    Post # 11
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    196 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    As far as walking down the aisle I say have them both.
    I know my brother will be walking me but my future father-in-law may too. I don’t have a dad and I absolute adore that man and we have become so close.
    I don’t think there is anything weird about having two escorts.

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