Post # 1
My mom asked me the other day if I wanted her and my dad to walk me down the aisle or just my dad. I’ve always liked the idea of having both of my parents, we’re very close and this seems like a nice gesture. Apparently my mom had both of her parents walk her down the aisle as well. This has made me curious as to what the norm is now a days.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL
my sons are walking me down..one is three and the other is four. and they will look adorable! my dad walked me down the first time i got married..so the symbolism is kinda lost this time around, i have a family of my own..my daughter is my fg and so my boys will be walking me down and im so happy i decided to do it this way 🙂
Post # 4
I asked my parents to do it together but my Mom said no! She really hates being the center of attention and thinks she would get too nervous, and my Dad said that this is the only thing he will ever get to do alone and he wants it. She is walking with my nieces and nephews who are too little to walk alone. I think she wants to be safely sitting when I walk down so she can cry all she wants.
Post # 5
You know, I’m not sure yet. Initially I thought I’d just walk myself. Then I wanted my grandpa do walk me, but he passed away Monday night. Now I’m thinking my grandma, but I’m not sure yet.
The weddings that I’ve been to and remember: bride’s stepfather, bride’s daughter, bride’s father, and I want to say one bride had both her parents walk her, but I don’t remember clearly.
Post # 6
I had both my mom and dad. If you do this, make sure to practice it. I got confused about where to put my bouquet, and my mom walked so far away from me it was almost comical (she was afraid she’d step on my dress). They were a little nervous too, so they walked a little faster than I would have liked to (and at slightly different paces). It worked out fine, but I think I would do it alone if I had to do it over.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I voted other because my dad and stepdad are walking me down
Post # 8
Vorpalette- Condolences to you and your family.
My father passed away in 2005, so it will be either my grandpa or mom or possibly both.
Post # 9
I dont know. My dad passed away in 1994, so either my brother or my dads bestfriend who is my godfather or my step-dad.
Post # 10
I am planning on walking down the aisle by myself. I always wanted to have my step-grandfather (my grandmother’s second husband who I was always closer to than my biological grandfather) walk me down the aisle, but he passed away a few years ago. I feel like if he isn’t there to do it, I don’t want anyone else to do it…it just wouldn’t feel right to me.
Post # 11
I wanted both parents, but I wasn’t sure if we would all fit down the aisle, so we’ve decided on just dad to be safe since I’m so clumsy and we want to decrease the chances of me eating it as much as possible.
Post # 12
I plan on having both my Mom and Dad walk me down the isle. My Mom is really the one who raised me (my parents are divorced) but my Dad stayed in my life. I just felt it would be unfair to my Mom to not acknowledge everything she did. When I told her she cried she was so touched. I know I haven’t seen both parents escort the bride down the isle at any weddings I’ve attended (but then again, I’ve only attended around 8) so I can’t say what would be considered the norm.
Post # 13
I have noticed in seeing other weddings (on SYTTD and Four weddings, not IRL haha) that when both parents walk them down, the aisle is often too narrow and it ends up looking really awkward. Just a thought, depending on your venue. I believe it is traditional in Jewish culture to be walked by both, though I could be wrong. I personally just plan to have my dad doing it, it just doesn’t look right to me with both!
Post # 14
Dad and Stepdad I think
ETA: and width shouldn’t be a problem since we’re not in a church w/ an aisle 🙂
Post # 15
My fiance! Never been a fan of sticking to tradition. 🙂
Post # 16
My Dad did.
I really, really wanted to walk myself down the aisle. But I didn’t want to hurt my Dad’s feelings, so I gave in to tradition.