(Closed) Anyone else not have their dad around?

posted 9 years ago in Family
  • poll: Was your dad present at your wedding?

    yes

    no

  • Post # 17
    Member
    815 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My dad didn’t die but he’s a drug addict so he wont be there. It’s heartbreaking and my heart breaks even more for those of you who once had dads worthy of being there but can’t

    Post # 18
    Member
    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My parents kicked me out if the house about 10 years ago (thats a whole different story for a different day). So I am not close to my blood family anymore. Somedays I have mixed emotions about the whole wedding thing. But at the end of the day I just keep reminding myself I will be marrying the man of my dreams. We probably will only do a first dance together as a couple and ignore the rest of theformal dances

    Post # 19
    Hostess
    2203 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m not engaged or married yet but I know my father will not be present.  We actually had security at my sister’s wedding to make sure he wasn’t present. He hasn’t been involved in our lives and he won’t be missed! Too blessed to be stressed!

    Post # 20
    Member
    25 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My dad passed away last summer. I think that if he was still around, he’d be walking me down the aisle, but I’m not crazy about walking down any aisle. I could have my older brother or my step-dad do it, but I told my fiance that I just don’t want to walk down an aisle with people looking at me, so we’re now thinking of ways to start the wedding ceremony without the traditional ‘walk’ (it will be a back yard wedding).  We do plan to have a table set up for the people who aren’t there (my fiance lost his closest friend this past year too), with some flowers, pictures and candles. 

    Post # 21
    Member
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I never got to meet my real dad and as of right now, im not even sure if he’s still alive..

     

    My grandfather will be walking me down the aisle.. he has been my father & grandfather figure since i was born and he’s not biologically kin to me, but no one can ever feel his shoes 🙂

     

    Sorry to hear about your father, I hope you have a relative you are close to that could walk you down the aisle, if not your mom… even a guy friend could do it.

    Post # 22
    Member
    4090 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My dad died 88 days before our wedding day. 

    H and I walked in together. 

    It’s what they do in Sweden and my H has a very rich Swedish/Norwegian heritage.  Not that he knew of this custom prior (I found it on the internet), it was perfect for us.  There is no giving away – as bride and groom are portrayed as equals entering the journey together.  I love this!

     

    Post # 23
    Hostess
    5622 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My biological father will receive an invite, but he won’t be walking me down the aisle or having a father/daughter dance with me.

    He’s not a father, he just helped in creating me. I refer to him as my “bio donor”

    Post # 24
    Member
    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Wow I am a little surprised at all the “No” responses to the poll. I feel like there is a father walking the bride down the aisle at almost every wedding I have been to. Maybe I am just sensitive.

    Post # 25
    Member
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I had a Destination Wedding and my Dad became to sick to travel. My mum walked me down the asle, I have no regretts about choosing her, she is the strongest person I know and I would not be the person I am without her. 

    Post # 26
    Member
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My grandpa passed away August 2011 and my mom got married August 2012. My Grandma and uncle walked her down the isle. It was a very beautiful.

    Post # 27
    Hostess
    9747 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    @javamonkey:  I feel your pain *hugs*  My dad passed unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, 2011.  It was the hardest thing I have ever been through.. and I’m still going through..

    I just got engaged and I just really wish I could tell him!  At his funeral I played “our song” that he always said would be our father daughter dance.  Now I am horrified what my wedding will be like without him.

    My grandfather has always been a second father to me, so he will be giving me away, paying for the wedding, and doing the father daughter dance with me.  I have a little brother who is almost 18, but I really want my grandpa to walk me down the isle.  I am kind of leaning towards having my brother and grandpa walk me arm and arm though.

    Post # 28
    Hostess
    9747 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    @KamAZ:  I *LOVE* the idea of having a table for the people who are no longer “here” with us.  Such a beautiful idea… I will definitely be doing this at my wedding!!  

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