(Closed) Walking Down the Aisle Alone?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What would you do?
    Walk yourself down the aisle. : (45 votes)
    55 %
    Ask your FH to meet you halfway (literally! Ha!) : (33 votes)
    40 %
    Other (see comments) : (4 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like the idea of him coming to meet you, since that way he still gets to watch you coming towards him, and I think its sweet and shows unity when the two of you finish the walk towards your new life together πŸ™‚  It might take him a bit to get used to the idea, but remind him that he still gets to watch your entrance.

    Post # 4
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    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I would either get someone to walk me down there or walk alone. I’m sure getting FH to meet you halfway would be nice too but me I’m the independant type and if my dad or my brothers weren’t around I would go it alone. I think going it alone shows the bride as a strong independant woman, but the FH meeting her halfway shows the love, loyalty and commitment he has for you so I think either option is good πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
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    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’ve always planned on walking alone, personally.  I come from highly feminist roots and so my thought was always, “If anyone has the right to give me away, it’s ME!”  The most important male figures in my life have passed away and so I thought it wouldn’t be an issue.  Now that you’ve brought up the idea of your fiance meeting you halfway, though… that’s a beautiful idea.  I may have to steal it, in fact.  πŸ˜‰  

    Post # 7
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    13 posts
    Newbee

    It’s my second wedding, my dad is no longer living, and it’s a complicated family situation. We have decided on a semicircle seating arrangement with a left aisle, a right aisle and a center aisle, where we walk toward each other, one from the left and one from the right, and walk out together down the center. Just a suggestion. πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
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    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    If I were in that situation, I’d walk alone. No halfway stuff, because I think it could be distracting. But to I would say talk to your FI about it. If its the right thing to do for you both, he’ll fall in love with the idea just like you did!

    Post # 9
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    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’ve never seen it in person, but I have heard of many weddings where the bride walks alone. I am actually going to have my Mom walk me- my father is alive, and can watch this from his chair. (long story). I also like the circle idea! Then he can still see you walking, but compromise and not have you walk all the way by yourself. More symbolic of the journey of your life before and now with him.

    Post # 10
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’m in this same situation. My dad died in January and originally planned to let my mom walk me but now I’m to the point where if it can’t be my dad, I’d rather it be no one. If anyone has the nerve to ask why, they’re just stupid b/c its pretty obvious why, IMO. I’d never thought about it but I do really like the idea of meeting half way though b/c its a great message of “we’re in this together”! I’m interested to hear what your FH’s thoughts are on it.

    Post # 11
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    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    my sister did the halfway thing.  She has 2 dads (our dad and her step dad) and didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.  So she walked about 3/4 of the way down the aisle alone and then her husband met her and walked the last 10 or so steps with her.  It was lovely!

    Post # 12
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    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Withe my new venue, I don’t have an aisle anymore… sigh

    Post # 14
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    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I meironed it to my fiancé last name and he really liked the idea!

    Post # 15
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    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My sister walked herself down the aisle, and as I was walking in front of her I can definitely say we didn’t get any odd looks! A few people after commented how nice it was. Plus she had a spectacular dress so people could really get a good look πŸ™‚

    A good girlfriend walked part way down the aisle, and then her husband came to meet her, and they walked hand in hand for the remainder of the aisle. I thought it was so lovely I had a tear in my eye.

    So both can be great!

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