Who is giving you away on your wedding day?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 2
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

why not have them both walk you?  or they could to a pass off half way have your cousin start out and have your mother meet you half way 

Post # 3
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Forest and Ball Room

Is it possible they both can walk you down the aisle? I’m having my mother walk me down the aisle to my wedding but she is also the only person in my family I am really close to. So I am not in your position. 

Post # 4
849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm

I am having my mom and dad (step-dad technically, but he’s my daddy) walk me down together. Then when the officiant asks who gives this woman, they are going to respond in unison “We do.”

Just have them both walk you. It’s fairly common now.


  • This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by  Olgarie.
Post # 5
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I agree with PPs who said to have them both walk you. My mom and dad will be walking me down the aisle, which is very common in Jewish culture. My FI will also walk down the aisle with his parents.

Post # 6
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I walked alone. I know that’s not very traditional and I actually have a great relationship with my father but I preferred walking alone. I don’t like the idea of being “given away” and frankly…the pictures are better when it’s just me haha.

Post # 7
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I had my dad walk me down the aisle but similar to previous poster we did a pledging of support


<div>So it is that marriage cannot exist in isolation from family, friends, community. And so it is that I ask you, Chris & Jannette , do you welcome Ryan as a member of your family circle and pledge your support to this new home?</div>
<div> </div>
<div>Donna Dennis & Gail, do you welcome Cristina as a member of your family circle and pledge your support to this new home?</div>
<div> </div>
<div>And I ask all who are gathered here, do you promise to support Cristina and Ryan in their new shared life? If so, please answer, “We do.”</div>

Post # 8
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

No one 🙂

My daddy passed when I was 21 so I will be walking alone. I thought about asking my little brother, but then I thought, HEY, I will just walk alone and my dad will be there in spirit. 

Post # 9
771 posts
Busy bee

My mama and my favorite uncle 🙂 (if uncle can’t make it, his son will take over)

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