(Closed) Who's going to walk me down the aisle now?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m so sorry about your grandfather, I lost my grandad in July and he was the patriarch of our family so I know the pain you are feeling, perhaps if there is no one else you want to walk you down the aisle you could carry a momento of his and that way he will be by your side in spirit. Once again I’m sorry for your loss xx

Post # 5
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Its okay to walk down the aisle alone- I did, and was happy with my choice.  My father passed away when I was 8, and I didn’t feel like there was anyone else I wanted to take that place.  Its sad thinking about it now when you are planning, but I found the day of, that once I started, I was thinking about Fiance and the ceremony and it was ok.  I wont say I didn’t think about the fact that I was walking alone at all, or that I didn’t have a moment where it made me sad, but the happiness of the day definitly took over.  Take your moments to grieve as you need them, cry when you want to and know that on your day, it will all be ok. 

I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 6
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have decided that my Fiance and I will walk down the isle together because his  parents are deceased and my father remarried and forgot about the children he had with  my mother. I think having your father walk you dont isle is an honor but if it is not possible create your own tradition. I have and I am happy we decided to do it our way.

Post # 7
3639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

*hugs* I’m really sorry. My grandfather passed recently and having him watch me get married and dancing with him at my reception was something which I have always looked forward to. 

He didn’t get to see any of the grandchildren get married and I know that he would have loved it.


P.S. I love the way you write!

Post # 8
8463 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

*HUGS* I feel your pain.  My father passed recently from leukemia and I’m getting married in April.  It will always be hard, but you’re not really walking alone.  As long as you remember the things he taught you and the man he was, your grandfather will always be with you.  He would want you to be happy on your wedding day, and he wouldn’t want his condition to change that.  So only cry happy tears on your big day!

P.S. Cold green tea bags on the eyes for a few mins really helps bring the swelling down (I hate looking like I’ve been crying too lol)

Post # 12
2 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

First of all, I’m so sorry for your losses. *hugs* Second of all, I agree with the other gals here. There is nothing wrong with walking down the aisle by yourself, and maybe you could carry something of your grandfather’s with you. Maybe wrap your bouquet in one of his old ties? (if it’s blue, even better 😉 hehehe)

Now, I know this probably won’t be doable for you, but i’m sharing it in the vein of making a new tradition…my friend walked down the aisle alone and barefoot…turns out her father laid the carpet in our church where she was married, and she walked barefoot to be close to him.

As I said, I share that to give an example of making a new tradition so that on your happy day, you will not have to be overwhelmed with sad thoughts. Just know that your grandfather (and your father) are proud of you and probably watching your big day from front row heaven seats. 🙂

Post # 14
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That is such a good idea….I may have teared up when I saw your picture of the shoes.

My Papa passed away before I got married so I carried his glasses in my flowers so he could “watch”.


Post # 15
44 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Candlestick ((((HUGS)))

I had a locket I wore with my father’s photo in it and I had my son walk me down the isle. 🙂


Here is where I got the idea of the necklace where a bride had this made to honor both her parents that had passed.

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