Walking down the aisle alone

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

It is fine to walk alone! Don”t pick someone just bc you feel pressured.

Post # 4
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

There’s nothing wrong with walking alone. My friend did, for different personal reasons, and it was fine.

Post # 5
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Jennlee:  I would walk down the aisle together as a couple. It’s a Swedish tradition I just learned about on the bee 🙂

Post # 6
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Nothing wrong with it at all. Don’t let others sway you into a direction that you wouldn’t be happy with.

Put a photo of your dad in your dress. I’ve seen charms with photos to attach to your bouquet. It’s like having him walk you down the aisle in spirit.

I am asking my step dad to walk me down the aisle since my dad died a few years ago. My mom and step dada have been together about 10 years. My dad was cremated so I am going to put some of his ashes in jewelry to take with me down the aisle. 

Post # 7
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Jennlee: Definitely walk alone! My mom walked me down the aisle, and it was wonderful (she cried the whole time!), but there’s something sweet about doing it alone. You could have your FI walk with you, but there was just something inexplicably beautiful and powerful about the moments where he saw me come around the corner and walk toward him. We held each other’s eyes the whole time, and it was incredibly emotional for us both. I would have missed that had we walked down together.

Post # 8
22124 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with walking down the aisle alone, as long as you are okay with it!

Post # 9
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Walking alone represents you, this is your choice and your future.  I think the choice to walk alone makes you strong, head held high, and represents you as a woman.  I would walk alone if I was in your position. 

Post # 10
65 posts
Worker bee

walk alone, i am in exactly the same position- i ost my dad 10 years ago, and whilst i have my mum, the idea of her walking me down the isle just didnt sit right for me, i couldnt explain it either!!
i spoke to my mum about it and she wasnt offended in any way, and to be honest it kinda suited my very independant nature!

I dont think anyone will think it odd-everyone at the wedding will no doubt be aware of your fathers passing- my Best friend is getting married next year and she is walking herself down the isle (her dad is alive and well, and will be at the wedding, theyre VERY close- he even put her through med school.) and she is walking herself- now that i find a bit odd!!

in total seriousness- its your day and it needs to be exactly what is best for you, and what you want.xx

Post # 11
2694 posts
Sugar bee

You will be fine walking yourself down the aisle. Trust me, I’ve been there.

Post # 12
65 posts
Worker bee

also meant to add- would you not walk down with your MOH? my sister is my MOH and i am thinking i might walk down with her!

Post # 13
115 posts
Blushing bee

I’m with the previous posters, don’t choose someone to walk you down the aisle out of pressure to do so. It would likely hold less meaning if it was out of a feeling of obligation. 

My FSIL walked down alone, for no particular reason, and it was one of the most charming  and meaningful ceremonies I’ve been to. 

Post # 14
5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MRSsrm85:  this is off topic, you look so happy and I love how you carried a single rose. I’ve never seen that before. Really cool.

Post # 15
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Jennlee:  walking alone is completely finE. I did and I’ve seen other brides do it as well. 

Post # 16
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Jennlee:  My father passed away when I was young (I was 11). I’ve wondered what I will do when the time comes. I’ve considered having another male relative or possibly my dad’s best friend (he was his best man and we are still very close with him). Or walking alone. I feel like I will be expected to have my mom walk me down the aisle, and I’m worried that she might be hurt if I don’t ask her. We aren’t particularly close, but she’s a great mom and has done a great job raising my sister’s and I by herself. So I really don’t know what I’ll do when the time comes. I understand where you’re coming from–no one can replace my dad either. I know it will be hard when the time comes.

@mollypuppy:  this is a really nice idea!

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