(Closed) Alternatives to dad walking me down the isle and being “handed off”

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

if you’re at a traditional church with a traditional aisle, what if he starts at the alter, meets you half way, and then he turns and you walk down the second portion together?  I like that because it is symbolic (you walked alone, found eachother, and now you walk the rest of the way together in life) and also it would probably be really beautiful for the people in the pews to watch you two approach eachother.

Either that or walk yourself down- plenty of brides do that!

Post # 4
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I don’t know if  you’ve found your venue, but a lot of churches (or at least some churches) have two aisle…you could each walk down an aisle at the same time.  Or if you are setting your own chairs up, you could do it that way. 

Post # 5
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

To get married in a Catholic church in my area, you HAVE to walk to walk with your SO. I’ve seen it several times and its very nice. Its a nice sentiment of walking in together. Traditionally I’ve seen them come from opposite back corners of the church and might at the end of the aisle and then walk together.

Post # 9
7 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

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Hi loggers.  I have a very situation and my Fiance is meeting me in the middle and we are taking the next steps to our future together.  His parents and my mom love it.  We are older and have been together for 6 years so it fits.  Good luck with your day.

Post # 10
3586 posts
Sugar bee

I’m so glad to see this posted. I’m not engaged yet, but I SO dread walking down the aisle and how we’ll do it. (The only parent we have between us is my mom.)

I want us to walk together, but he wants to see me walk down to him. I really like the idea of him meeting you, then walking the rest of the way together. I might suggest this to my SO. 🙂

Post # 11
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I really like the ideas of him meeting you half way or walking with you! 

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