When is it ok to walk down aisle alone (bride)?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

Llsiena:  When is it OK to walk down the aisle alone?  Whenever you wish it!  While there is a lot of cultural pressure for women to give (usually) their fathers this moment, if you genuinely feel that your parents have not been supportive, I say walk yourself down.

 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Llsiena:  I don’t think there is any problem with walking down alone even if you are close with your parents.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you want to walk alone, walk alone! 

My dad has never been in the picture, so my mom walked me down the aisle. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Its okay to walk down the isle alone if you WANT to!

Honestly, if my dad hadn’t expressed such WANT to walk me down the isle (and I hadn’t been afraid of falling on the cobble stone) I had always envisioned walking down alone.

If I were you I would walk down alone.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Llsiena:   If you want to walk alone I think that’s great!!  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Llsiena:  I’ll be walking alone. I’m a strong INDEPENDENT woman and I give myself away!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m going it alone! My dad isn’t in my life, I’ve been married before and he did walk me that time and I’ve always regretted it to be honest. I felt it was false and I gave him an honour he didn’t deserve. This time I am excited to be walking alone, I’m giving myself to my FI and that will be the way I feel when I walk towards him. I also have no BMs so I am properly alone, eek!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It is always OK to walk down the aisle alone.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Whenever you want to! My mom keeps asking me if I’m sure I really want to walk alone (my dad died when I was 12) and I honestly don’t see what the big deal is. I was just at a friend’s wedding in April and she walked by herself and both of her parents are alive and were present at her day.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I walked on my own. My dad gets nervous do didn’t want to stress him out and also prefer to walk myself down! 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Llsiena:  It’s your wedding, you can do it exactly how you want and if that means walking alone then why not?

Just a suggestion – a uni friend of mine walked down the aisle with her DH as her Dad was not in the picture.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I walked alone. I am close to my father, but I discussed it with him. He said that he was not comfortable with the idea of giving a woman away, and I said I wasn’t either. So that was easy!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

It is always okay to walk alone if that is what you want to do. 

If I were in your shoes: if I had a good relationship with my mom outside of wedding planning I would have her walk me down the aisle. Weddings are stressful and I wouldn’t want one rough patch to determine if she should walk me down. I probably wouldn’t even entertain the idea of my dad walking me down if I didn’t have much of a relationship with him.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

Whatever feels right to you.

I am not super excited by the whole ownership exchange aspect of that walk. So I am unsure if I’m going it alone or having someone walk me down. At this point I may ask my ‘maid of honour’, having a good friend to make sure I don’t fall over would be really neat, another choice would be my brother. It’s hard because this is a very toughy subject. Some men, no matter how present as fathers think it’s their ‘right’, but that’s from the previously mentioned bad old days of ownership.

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