(Closed) Anyone walking down the aisle alone?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Are you walking down the ailse alone?
    yes : (50 votes)
    55 %
    no : (41 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    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
    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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 ๐Ÿ™ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    My parents were not at my wedding. I had to go it alone!

    Post # 8
    1087 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    47 posts
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    3378 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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 Smile

    Post # 12
    1124 posts
    Bumble bee

    My FH is walking me down the aisle.

    Post # 13
    2459 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    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
    4324 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    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
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
    1166 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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