POLL: Would you rather walk the aisle alone, or be partially blocked from view?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Would you rather walk the aisle alone or be partially blocked from view?
    Walk alone - it's important for everyone to see you! : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Walk with your father even if means people hardly see you - people would wonder why otherwise : (14 votes)
    45 %
    Have him join you at the bottom, if even for a few steps : (13 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 2
    8677 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Having my father walk me was infinitely more important than people looking at me, my dress, my bouquet or anything else. But, I was adamant about my father walking me, so my decision would have been skewed.

    Post # 3
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    To me, it’s more important for my FI to be able to really see me while I walk down the aisle to him than for my dad to escort me. I have a very good relationship with my dad, and if I said I wanted to walk the whole way myself, I think he’d be a little disappointed but wouldn’t admit it to me. I like the idea of having your dad join you at the bottom. It’s symbolic.

    I don’t think many people assume that brides who walk down the aisle by themselves don’t have a good relationship with their fathers.

    Post # 4
    1737 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

    hm_bride:  The first time I got married I had to walk down a huge set of stairs. My dad waited at the bottom.

    That being said, I would prefer for my dress to be seen. My dad and I do not have the kind of relationship where the giving away is anything more than something that is expectd. I would consider which is more important to you. You FI and guests will see your dress eventually, if you choose to walk with your dad.

    Post # 5
    1244 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    hm_bride:  I doubt people will think much of it of your parents walk down the aisle together beforehand. I wouldn’t have him step in to walk you partway down the aisle, that would look odd. Either go down alone or with him the whole way.

    Post # 6
    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    People will be able to see your dress later after the ceremony/at reception etc. The either have your dad walk all the way or as compromise the third option of him joining you 2/3mdown. 


    Post # 7
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I would do the compromise. Really, your FI deserves a good look at you as you make your way down the aisle and as long he can see you before you hit the mezzanine, I think that will work.


    The other option is your Dad could walk you down the aisle and your FI could agree not to turn around and look at you until you get to the altar, if he’s open to doing that. I could understand why he would rather see you walk down the aisle, though.

    Post # 8
    1116 posts
    Bumble bee

    I voted walk with him anyway, but that’s because it’s more important to me than the dress and I think my dad would be upset. However as you’ve already said you’d both be fine with it my reasons don’t really apply.

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