Post # 1
My mother is adamant that I have both dad and stepdad “walk me down the aisle.” I want something less formal and am strongly opposed to the idea of being given away (because I’m independent, because I chose Fiance myself, and because my dad has not even met my FI). I think it’s possible to get away with something nontraditional since we’ll be getting married outside in a big field and can basically skirt the whole aisle issue IF we plan a solid alternative.
My question is: what’s a good alternative to the traditional aisle walk with dad(s) for an outdoor wedding?
Possible options: walk with FI; walk in procession with flower girls and MOH; walk by myself; etc.
Post # 3
I’m walking by myself.
My dad is doing the ceremony & we have no wedding party so I feel like it would be weird for my Fiance to stand by himself at the end of the aisle. Plus my dad would have to basically “drop me off” and keep walking to get to where he needs to be for the ceremony…awkward.
Post # 4
First of all, your mom gets no say in this decision. It’s totally up to you to decide what you’re comfortable with.
To me it sounds like the most appropriate option would be for you to walk down the aisle by yourself. As you said, you are an independant woman and you found your way to your fiance on your own.
Post # 5
I agree with Moose1209. This is your decision! I would walk by myself down the aisle. Maybe instead of having your stepdad/dad walk you down, you can just pause by where they are and give them a hug or kiss on your way to the alter.
Post # 6
This is your decision. Mom already got married so has no say in this situtation now. Walk with whomever you want, or walk alone. Being escorted down the aisle in no way whatsoever implies that you are being given away or that you are not an independent individual. Even if you feel it does, the majority of others do not. Also, make sure that your officiant does not mention anything of the sort at the opening of the ceremony.
Post # 7
You could also opt to have them walk you until their seats, and then finish the walk by yourself, if you prefer to come to a compromise.