(Closed) Walking Down the Aisle Alone

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Is it possible to walk down the aisle with a pic of your dad – somehow – in your hand.  I can understand that this is a totally important moment.  Do your best and exhaust all your options on this one.  You will come up with someone or something

Post # 4
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t think it’s sad, in the least. I am biased because I will be walking alone, but I think it shows a great deal of confidence and maturity. Showing that you are an independent woman, but you are beginning a new life with your husband. 

I will actually be meeting Fiance half way down the aisle to show even more the beginning of our journey, maybe that’s something that you’d consider? I’m really excited to see it pan out and so is FI!

I think walking alone (maybe with a picture of him on your bouquet?) is a beautiful and very sentimental thing to do.  

Post # 5
511 posts
Busy bee

I think it’s an awesome idea!

Post # 7
1473 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think that if this is truly what you want, then go for it. It can only be sad if you let it.

Maybe on your bouquet, have a small picture of your dad that way you aren’t walking “alone” you’ll have a picture of your father with you AND he will be with you there in spirit 🙂

Post # 8
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

@jessquire:  I don’t think it will be sad for you to walk down the aisle by yourself.  If you feel like only your dad should be the one to fill that honor, that’s fine.  No one can replace your dad.  I haven’t walked down the aisle yet, so I don’t have the experience, but I think you will be fine!  Have you thought about walking down the aisle with your mom?  I have been thinking of walking down with both of my parents (for various reasons), but don’t know if that will look funny or be cramped, lol.  

Post # 9
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@jessquire:  I walked by myself. Not a soul noticed or commented on it. In fact, I found it empowering. No one is giving me away, because I am my own woman who decided to give myself to my husband.

Post # 10
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

My father passed away four months before my wedding, so like previous posters, I had a charm on my bouquet with a picture of my dad on it, and I walked down half the aisle alone and met Mr. D halfway and he walked me the rest of the way. People were bawling at the part because they thought it was so beautiful.

Post # 12
46256 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have been to quite a few weddings where the bride walked down the asile on her own. Most of them were because they consider themselves to be their own woman, not someone who can be given away, but no one seemed shocked or sad.

Post # 13
9426 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think it’s sad…you said you were going to carry a photo of him with you so I think that will be sweet.

Post # 14
986 posts
Busy bee

I personally loved what Mrs. Doily did – and I think that’s a great way to go about it. Like another PP said, it isn’t sad unless YOU are sad, and your dad is there with you no matter what!

Post # 15
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

@jessquire:  He waited until I was about a fourth of the way down and then he started walking so he could meet me! It literally made me lose my shit and start crying, but it was like I knew that my dad was with me for every step and that Mr. D was like my future walking towards me.

Post # 16
77 posts
Worker bee

@jessquire:  I walked down the aisle alone, and I didn’t regret it one bit. My father passed away when I was 8, and while I considered having my mother, or my brother walk me, I decided that I was more comfortable walking myself. I had a locket with my father’s picture, and a picture of my great aunt in it which I asked the florist to put around my bouquet.  I got it at Michael’s, and it was really easy to make.  My only regret is that no one checked my bouquet before I walked down the aisle and the florist had forgotten.  I was ticked to say the least and started crying, but I knew he was there in my heart. Just make sure you call and remind your florist if you want to do something like that.  I guess if that’s the only thing I have to complain about, then that’s not really anything. 

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