Post # 1
I am having an intimiate wedding of 15 guests, and I am thinking of just skipping the walking the bride down the aisle thing. For one thing, my dad although i saw him every other weekend as a kid, wasn’t a very good dad to me. He’s been a much better dad in my adult years than he ever was when i was a child. I still have a lot of hurt from the way he treated me although i don’t let him know it. He did his weekend visit and then his obligation to me was done til the next time. My mom pretty much raised me with very little help from him. So I could not see having my dad walk me down the aisle just himself. It would seem like a slap in the face to my mom who did so much for me and was the parent that raised me. However I can’t just have Mom walk me down the aisle cause it would hurt Dad’s feelings a lot. And then I can’t have both Mom and Dad (who get along great now) walk me down the aisle cause my stepmother is supersensitive, and i’m trying to avoid drama with her. So with all those circumstances and the fact that its only 15 guests is it okay to walk down just by myself? Also, I’m not exactly a young bride, i’m 33 so its kind of silly to have anyone “give me away”.
Post # 3
@Allie99: It’s definitely okay to walk yourself down the aisle. Something else I’ve seen/heard on this site is the bride walking down the aisle with her Fiance.
Post # 4
My fiancée is not close with her parents, and is walking down the aisle herself. We’ve been looking at different entrance videos, and it’s more common than you’d realize. Don’t do things because you’re supposed to do them. Do things becausee they’re what you want at your wedding.
Post # 5
@Allie99: No one is giving me away. I’ll be walking down the aisle by myself. My dad isn’t alive, my mom is a momzilla, and bouquets look better when held with two hands.
Post # 6
Mamma Mia. Sophie was so obsessed with having her dad walk her down the aisle, and all three possible fathers told her HE would be the one to walk her down the Aisle. In the end she has her mom do it.
i know it’s a movie… But honor mom the way she deserves.
Post # 7
I know my dad expects to “give me away”, but i’d rather just walk down the aisle by myself considering all the different circustances(he didn’t raise me, i’m in my 30s, such few guests, ect). i know my dad will be hurt but hopefully he’ll get over it. I really thought with having an intimiate wedding i’d avoid drama. I’m avoiding some drama, but not all of it completely.
Post # 8
@Allie99: Tell him you are not a chattel and that tradition stems from patriarchy. That usually quiets people because they think you are too extreme to argue with.
Post # 9
@Allie99: I walked down the aisle with my husband. We walked arm in arm into the ceremony. It was right after our first look too. I really don’t think I could see it any other way for us!