(Closed) Walking down the aisle by mom?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Did your mother walk you down the aisle/Did you have a "mother-daughter" dance?
    walked me down the aisle : (18 votes)
    45 %
    had a "mother-daughter" dance : (7 votes)
    18 %
    neither : (15 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    1833 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My mother did not walk me down the isle, but I was recently at a wedding where the bride did have a mother daughter dance and it was very sweet. I think if your father has not been a huge part of your life then there is nothing wrong with having your mother walk you down.

    Post # 4
    1725 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think that would be very special since she has been the one there for you

    Post # 5
    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I went to a wedding once where there was a mother-daughter dance and a father-daughter dance… the bride was particularly close with both of her parents, I guess.  I have to say that I thought the mother-daughter dance was a little awkward to watch, but they were both crying and loved it so all of the guests therefore thought it was sweet. 

    Post # 6
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My mom & dad will be walking me down the aisle. If my dad wasn’t in the picture, I would still just have my mom. I’m not sure about the “dance” though, I feel that would be awkward. Maybe you can come up with something to do together at the wedding instead?

    Post # 7
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t think it matters if anyone else on here has done that= I think it is just fine if you want to do that.  My friend did!  (Have her mother walk her down.)

    Post # 8
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think you should have your mom walk you down the aisle if that’s who you want to do it. My dad has been involved in my life, but he is a douchebag. I’d never let him walk me down the aisle. I have an 8 year old son, and he’s walking me down the aisle, but if I didn’t have him, I’d have my brother do it or my Future Father-In-Law. Anybody BUT my dad. (I wouldn’t have my mom just because she has health problems and the physical act of walking me would be taxing for her.)

    Post # 9
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I plan to have my mother and uncle walk me down the aisle.

    My uncle has been like a dad since he moved to NY when I was 10 , and my mother was my mom and dad all my life.

    I’m also having a father/daughter dance with my uncle and a mother/daughter dance with my mom.

    Post # 10
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My father is deceased so my mom will be walking me down the aisle.  I don’t plan on having a mother/daughter dance though.  But if that is something that would be special to you, you should totally go for it! 

    Post # 11
    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I had my mom and dad walk me down the aisle. I had the normal stares for “breaking tradition”…eh who cares…those that knew the history with.my dad understood 🙂

    Post # 12
    34 posts
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My mom raised me as a single parent so she is definitely walking me down the aisle! She was shocked when I mentioned it though, and though I would have wanted to ask a male relative or family friend. To me it’s a no brainer though, I coudln’t imagine having anyone else.

    Post # 13
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    One of my good friends from college was walked down the aisle by her mom, and they did a mother-daughter dance at the reception. It worked for them because her dad’s never been in the picture. I think it’s a really nice way to honor your mom.

    Post # 14
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think it sounds lovely!  I had both my parents walk me down the aisle. It’s tradition in Jewish weddings, but even if it weren’t, that’s what I would have done. I love my dad, and I’m particularly close to my mom.


    Post # 15
    2273 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My mum will be walking me down the aisle but we won’t be doing a dance. Thou I don’t think my dad and I would’ve done a father/daughter dance thou either if he was still alive. I may be wrong here thou but I don’t think the parent dances are actually too common in Australia OR maybe that is just within my friends…

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