(Closed) No one to give me away?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Let me just preface this by saying I have a great relationship with my father.. I talk to him every day and he is one of my favorite people in the world.  He did walk me down the aisle as I always pictured him doing.  That being said.. I decided to remove the “who gives this woman to this man” language from my ceremony.  So although my dad did walk me down the aisle he did not formally give me away.  Would that work for you? Another option would be to have your dad walk you half way down the aisle.. and then walk the rest of the way alone to your fiance.  That will represent how you made your way to him all by yourself.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

That’s actually quite common in many weddings and is how it’s done in all Jewish weddings.  I think you should do whatever you and your family are most comfortable with!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I have a great relationship with my dad and I didn’t want to be given away. It just didn’t feel right. Both he and my mother walked me down the aisle. We put a bit in the ceremony where they and MIL (FIL not in the picture) got up and were asked if they supported us in our marriage, and said yes. I liked the idea of including the parents, because a marriage is also about families. You can do whatever feels right to you and your FI.

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