Who walks with my mom?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

Let her choose.  If she wants your Dad to, he can just go back out to get you.  If she wants your brother, he can take his place at the front when she takes her seat.  I think you are over thinking all of this.

When I got married 17 years ago DH escorted him mother and then my sister (standing in for deceased mom) and then took his place at the front.  You can choose whatever you like, but it doesn’t have to be so rigid.  You can make anything work.

Is your maternal g’pa still living?  Or does she have a brother she would like to escort her?

Post # 4
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Lizzy723:  like my mother says…we are not landing an airplane i just need to get to a seat.. my mom is walking herself so will his mother…

Post # 7
4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Why don’t you have the BMs walk themselves in, and your brother walk your mom in? It’s not uncommon to see the girls walk in solo, then get escorted out. I would have FFIL walk in with your FMIL, and FI and the other guys can walk solo.

Post # 8
10883 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Your brother can escort your mother and then take his place among the groomsmen. At our wedding, my DH’s brother was his best man, and DH’s older son was the next-in-line groomsman. He walked his grandmother down the aisle and then later appeared in the line with the groomsmen when they all walked in together from the side. All of the bridesmaids walked down the aisle alone but later were escorted by the groomsmen during the return trip following the ceremony.

Post # 9
2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can both your mom and dad escort you down the aisle?

Post # 10
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

In my experience, the parents precede the BMs down the aisle anyway, so if your brother escorts your mother, he’ll be the first GM down the aisle. If FI has a best man, your brother can just leave a space for him in front of him when he is up front. It also allows for a 1-1 matchup of GMs/BMs.

Post # 11
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’re not having ushers (that’s who I typically see walking the moms) so they’re just walking solo.  They are grown ladies, I think they can handle it 😉

Post # 12
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had my groom walk my mother down to her seat.  He had to go up to the front anyway, and she didn’t have anyone to walk her since my dad had passed away.


Post # 13
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My DH walked my mom, stepmom and his own mom to their seats.  It was something I hadn’t thought of until the day of, and our venue coordinator suggested that.  

Post # 14
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Lizzy723:  Is there a grandparent that could walk with her? Is she ok walking herself?

Our situation worked out perfectly IMO. My dad walked me, DH walked with his mom, and my FIL walked with my mom.

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