Post # 1
I have not got a father in my life so have asked my cousin to give me away, the family has been through a lot or heartbreak and he has been a rock in the family and I love him like a brother. However since asking him my mother has been upset as she assumes it is her I should have asked. So now I feel guilty. I would t say I’m really close to my mam but she has brought me up the best she knew how and even tho she has been far from perfect I feel bad now for not asking! So I suggested she walks down before me after the bridesmaids and I come down with my cousin! But now I’m not sure if that would look weird!! Anyone else in same predicament and what would you advise please?
Post # 2
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
- 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
- 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.
Post # 5
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
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
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>Donna Dennis & Gail, do you welcome Cristina as a member of your family circle and pledge your support to this new home?</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
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
My mama and my favorite uncle 🙂 (if uncle can’t make it, his son will take over)