Who is Walking You Down the Aisle?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Who is Walking You Down the Aisle?
    Me, myself and I. : (20 votes)
    11 %
    My father/step-father. : (81 votes)
    46 %
    My father/step-father and mother/step-mother : (25 votes)
    14 %
    My mother/step-mother : (24 votes)
    13 %
    My brother/sibling : (9 votes)
    5 %
    A grandparent/aunt/uncle/other close relative : (7 votes)
    4 %
    A friend : (2 votes)
    1 %
    One or more of my children/step-children : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Other... : (7 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    2429 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    My dad passed away several years ago.  I thought about having my brother walk me but I decided I would rather have my mom do it.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My mother & her husband.

    Post # 5
    Member
    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My mom and my uncle walked me down the aisle. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    8905 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Both my parents did and I loved it!

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    1286 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I always wanted both my parents to walk me down the aisle together. My parents divorced about 4 years before our wedding and it was not a nice divorce. I still had a vision they would both walk me down the aisle. Call me selfish but thats what I wanted. Well a few weeks before the wedding told my dad. He claimed I was trying to take away his “father of the bride” role and flipped out. Said I could either have my mom or him not both. He was acting like a child. So my mom said she would be fine w it just being my dad. So it ended up just being my dad but I really wish he had been more mature and let my mom. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    1397 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Both my parents walked me down the aisle

    Post # 9
    Member
    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My mom and dad walked with me. It was great. They took equal part in raising me and it was a nice way to honor their partnership. I wasn’t cool with the idea of a man giving me away to another man, even though I love both my dad and DH, it just didn’t feel right! In fact, there was no “exchange” at all. I walked with them up the aisle, hugged them both (which was nice!) and then walked the rest of the way up a little hill to the ceremony spot by myself. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2535 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Post # 11
    Member
    743 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

    my daughters will walk me down the aisle.  They are 5 and 6 and since this journey has been just as much about them, I want them to be there when I join my FI and start our new journey as a family.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1242 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

    my dad walked me down the aisle. my mom passed a few years ago otherwise i would’ve had both of them walk me down the aisle, i would have wanted both of them to be honored that way.

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    My dad will be. I’d actually kind of rather my mom do it, because I’m a lot closer to her, but it means a lot to my dad to do it, so he’s going to.

    Post # 14
    Member
    13 posts
    Newbee

    I had a large part in raising my mother (long story), and my dad wasn’t around much. Besides, as a total feminist, I find the idea of being given away to objectify me. I don’t disregard the support my parents have given me, but I made myself who I am, and I don’t want either of them walking me down the aisle.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I will have both my parents walk me down the aisle.  It’s actually a Jewish tradition to have both parents do it, and the groom’s parents walk him down the aisle as well.  We’re not religious, but consider ourselves culturally/ethnically Jewish, plus I like the symbolism.  It becomes less about one man handing a woman off to another man and more about two families showing their support for the marriage.

    Post # 16
    Member
    2741 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My mom will walk me down the aisle.

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