(Closed) Should I have my dad walk me down the aisle?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I say just ask him.  It’s more the act of letting him feel like he’s walking his little girl down the aisle rather than you’re “being given away”. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would. Just because my dad would be bummed if he didnt get to and when will he ever get the chance for this to happen again? Yes, technically you dont need to be “given away” since you are already legally married, so I dont think it would hurt! Is it important to you at all (sentimentally)?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think you should! It is a very nice gesture and since he didn’t get the opportunity to do so at your actual marriage (or did he?), it would be nice to give him that opportunity to do it in front of all your close family and friends.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

Go for it.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

DO IT! =)

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think you should do it – not so much for the meaning of him “giving you away” but to have him be part of the wedding and for you to share a special moment with him as well. I’ve been living with my fiance for over a year now and my dad has been mostly out of my life since the age of 10 and I decided to have him and my mom walk me down the isle…. for the pictures, for the memories, for the moment… <3

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Absolutely!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree with PP, definitely ask him. It may be something he’s looked forward to since you were a baby. I think even if it doesn’t matter to you, it’ll really mean a lot to him.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@SamanthaSadlier: I don’t think anyone would think it’s weird. And if they do, oh well. It’s your day, do what feels right to you

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m having my dad walk me down the aisle because it will be amazing to have him by my side and support me during the walk.  I don’t believe in being given away but I will love having him there.  If you don’t NOT want him there, I’d ask him, he’s probably looking forward to it!

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