Post # 1
Is anyone taking the long walk down the ailse alone? I’m not too sure if my father will even show up at our wedding at all because he is pretty unrelieable and this wouldn’t be the first important even that he missed. We don’t have a great relationship so really it doesn’t make sense to have him walk me down the aisle. The tricky part is that I think he is assuming that he will be walking me down. I was just curious to see if anyone was going to be brave and walk alone.
Post # 3
I arranged for a very good friend to walk me down the aisle. The day before the wedding he ended up in the hospital so at the last minut, I asked my brother to walk me down the aisle. Then when I arrived at the wedding site, my friend was there! Here he lied to get out of the hospital early just so he could be there! What a pickle! So I had BOTH guys walk me down the aisle.
Post # 4
There’s too much conflict in my family to have my dad walk me down the isle.. it would only cause a major upset from my mom 🙁 Plus, I pretty much figured that I’ve been taking care of myself for so long as an independent woman, that it actually makes sense for me to walk alone! At least that’s how I feel right now, but I’ve recently been toying with the idea of my Fiance walking me down 🙂
Post # 5
Mine is a vow renewal so I had the choice. I really wanted to walk in with my husband and was told that many couples are choosing to do it this way(I was surprised). He really wanted to walk in with his mom so then I wanted to walk in by myself. I think brides look gorgeous walking in alone. All seemed good until my mom let me know how heart broken my dad was. In the end I will walk in with him but I still would have prefered to walk in solo.
Post # 6
My dad sucks but I don’t want to cause drama of having someone else walk me down, also my mom wanted to walk me, but I don’t want people of either side of me either… so they’re walking me to the aisle (its outdoor so there’s a lot of space until then, i kind of have to walk around some trees and behind the seats, then i’m hugging them and sending them down the aisle before i go alone 🙂
Post # 7
My parents were not at my wedding. I had to go it alone!
Post # 8
I am having both my mother and father walk me but walking alone is a very bold and great statement! go for it!
Post # 9
My father hasn’t really been in the picture and there aren’t really any other male relative who I feel I would like to walk me down the aisle, so I will go alone. I kind of also feel that I am the one making this decision and giving myself to my Fiance so I feel fine with walking by myself. Plus, I won’t have to worry about anyone stepping on my dress! My Mom has been making noise about wanting to walk me down the aisle but due to how our relationship is I just wasn’t feeling that either.
So if it makes you happy I’d say go for it!
Post # 10
Like others, I feel it would be inappropriate for my dad to walk me down the aisle based on my childhood and his lack of being there. My mom has expressed interest in doing it, but I don’t think I want that either. I’ve had to be independent and on my own a lot in my life so I think symbolically it would make sense to walk myself. I am thinking I might want to have FH stand and meet me halfway down the aisle then walk together to the altar. This to me would be like saying “I walked alone until this part in my life, then we met and now we walk together”.
Post # 11
I may have an interesting situation – I’m hoping that my dad will actually be marrying us (he’s an ordained minister), so we haven’t worked out details, but if he does he may already be at the front of the church, in which case I’ll walk alone. I figure the significance of my dad actually marrying us outweighs the significance of walking me down the aisle
Post # 12
My FH is walking me down the aisle.
Post # 13
Both my parents are deceased as are all my grandparents, I dont have any siblings and my Uncle is a jerk who I didn’t invite, so i went it alone and it was fine, I ouldn’t imagine it any other way.
Post # 14
I’m glad I’m not the only one thinking of walking herself down the aisle. It would just be disingenuous if my father wound up doing it. He wasn’t there as a father for most of my childhood, and even less as I’ve become an adult. I don’t feel right having my step father do it either, since my mother started dating him after I was an adult, so he isn’t very influential on me either.
There was one comment on this board by Breezybri19 that I really enjoyed, and it was quite empowering, “I pretty much figured that I’ve been taking care of myself for so long as an independent woman, that it actually makes sense for me to walk alone!”
If that isn’t the truth! Walk alone, and hold your head high!
Post # 15
Having an elopement and walking down the isle alone (obviously)
I think walking alone is quite nice for the bride, even if I had a big wedding I’d probably want it that way too.
Post # 16
I got married at 47, and my dad passed away years ago. I started out walking alone, and the plan was for my husband to meet me halfway. It was really cute, because instead of walking, he broke into a jog. The guests loved it, and it was a sweet surprise for me. 🙂