Post # 1
My father passed away in August 2011 and my FI’s father passed away in February of this year (2013). Needless to say, taking into consideration all of the emotions our wedding will bring out for all is a huge part of our planning process. FI and are also both only children (though I do now have a 6yo half sister from my mother’s second marriage — my parents divorced when I was 14).
Though I am a very independent person, I am very confident that if I walked the aisle alone our guests’ first thoughts would be focused on the fact that I lost my father, and feeling bad for me. Not exactly how I hope to start things off for the day. At first I thought I wanted my mom to walk me down, but then I realized that it makes a lot of sense for FI and I to walk down the aisle together. Even further, I also think it would be a really beautiful way to honor our mothers by having the four of us walk down together.
I am just having a hard time picturing it all. Does anyone have any videos of the couple walk down the aisle? More far-fetched, any examples of FOUR people walking down together? Any thoughts on this?
Post # 3
I walked down the aisle with both my mom and my dad. Three of us fit just fine. Not sure about four. Maybe grab a few friends and practice before you ask the moms?
Post # 4
My FI is walking down with his mom then I’m walking down with my mom. I’m not sure 4 of OU will fit across the aisle and still be able to actually walk.
Post # 5
Have you considered walking with the Moms and meeting your FI at the front of the church?
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Post # 7
I think FI should walk with his mom, then your bridal party would come down, then you with your mom. Four people walking together just sounds awkward.
Post # 8
I think you should both walk with your moms. You can have your fiance walk first with his mom and then you with your mom (and any bridal party members, family, etc. in between the two of you). What you can do is have your mom walk you 3/4 of the way up the aisle and then have your fiance walk to meet you, and you both walk that last little bit up to the spot. This way instead of a traditional “hand off,” you still get your fiance to walk you up to that spot. I’ve seen it done in many weddings in my culture.