(Closed) Anyone know of any alternatives for an isle?posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
@lorelei: I kind of was always under the impression that someone does HAVE to walk you down the isle. I live in Orange County, CA where people are pretty conservative and every wedding I’ve ever been to has been traditional where the father walks his daughter down the isle. I was originally planning to get married on the deck of the Queen Mary where my parents got married and it doesn’t have an isle. So, I didn’t think it would be a problem. But the costs were too high there for our $5k total budget. The place I’m at now has a short isle so I could walk it alone without feeling weird about it. I’m just not really a girl who likes being the center of attention and thought I would feel weird and self conscious walking alone. I realize now that walking alone is probably my best option.
@smley: I do have one grandfather left, but I’ve never been close with him and he has severe Alzheimers, doesn’t even know who I am half the time, so I’m not even planning on having him at the wedding.
Honestly, if I had my choice I would love my mom to walk me but since that is not an option I think I’m going to walk alone half way and have my Fiance meet me. I like the symbolism in that I walked alone in life and half way through I met someone to walk with me. Thanks for all the help. This has been a really hard subject for me to talk about and I’m really glad to have this board!
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I am walking with my daughter, partly because i did not want to have to choose between a step parent who raised me and my natural father. It is going to be strange enough having them in the same room for the day!
I like the idea of your fiance meeting you half way, it is similar to the handfasting tradition which has both of you walking from a different side of the alter to meet in the middle.
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