(Closed) A potentially sticky situation…

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 33
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think you should do what you feel is right, regardless of anybody elses opinion. If you feel that your dad wasn’t there for you growing up then why should he have the honour of walking you down the aisle. If it doesn’t feel right to you dont do it. You dont have to explain your decision to anyone. Its nobody elses business. Good luck.

Post # 34
66 posts
Worker bee

Edit;  Didn’t see someone already suggested that.

Have your Fiance meet you halfway.  I think that’s the best option. 


Post # 35
184 posts
Blushing bee

As others have said, I would walk myself down the aisle before I asked a male friend. I think walking down with a male friend would be really strange, and I am a pretty untraditional and open-minded person. Just say that are you an independent woman who wants to walk herself down the aisle! It’s your wedding and you shouldn’t have to answer to anyone or make an argument for why you did or did not choose certain traditions on your wedding day.

Post # 36
3683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My dad was emotionally absent when I was growing up.  He couldn’t deal with my mother’s mental illness and preferred to go get drunk every night after work.  

As a result, I didn’t feel that I was anyone’s to “give away” when I got married, and walked by myself.

Post # 37
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My Dad is not invited to our wedding for a lot of reasons that I’ve previously posted. I’m walking down the aisle half way and then my two older sisters are going to give me away.


Post # 38
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it will be a lot easier for you to explain to people that you’d prefer to walk alone than it would be for you to explain to people that you want to be given away by a highschool friend. Save yourself headaches and just walk alone.

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