(Closed) Brides with no dad in the picture: Who walked you down the aisle?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Who walked/will walk you down the aisle?

    Mom

    Brother

    Grandpa

    Uncle

    Cousin

    Friend/bridesmaid/MOH

    Groom

    Myself

    Sister/Aunt/Grandmother/family friend/Other

  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I walked myself down the aisle. At first, I thought I’d want a guide for the exact same reason you did, but you know what? I walk around every. single. day. and I have gotten around fine. I didn’t fall– I mean, I’ve had decades of practice. 

    Ultimately  I didn’t have anyone walk me down the aisle because no one felt right, but also, I thought about what it means to have someone walk me down an aisle. I am not property to be given away, and I was consciously making the decision to marry my husband, so I walked myself. And it felt good, too. 

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    If you must have an escort, my vote goes for groom / partner. What better choice than that person? Rather than letting a walk down the aisle signify who gives the bride away (as is tradition), let it instead be a symbol of the journey you are taking with this person. Problem solved. 

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Well I’m no help. I’m having my mom walk me, and you said you don’t want your mom to do it.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

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    pineapplez17:  My dad died when I was 17 and I’m planning to have my mother walk me down the aisle. It wouldn’t seem right to me to ask an uncle as none of them were father figures after dad died.  Mom had to do the job of both parents.  I really can’t imagine anyone else walking with me. 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You don’t have an option for what I did, it’s a combo of myself/groom.  I walked halfway by myself and then my DH walked to meet me and we walked the rest of the way together. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    my mom walked me down.  but you need to do what feels right for you.  if you want to walk down yourself, then you should.

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    My mom will be walking me down the aisle. My dad died when I was 6 almost 7 and shes raised my sister and I by herself since then. She claimed the job when Fiance and I got engaged. I have no problem with it, because I always figured she would. (we’re not a touchy feely family either, she just deserves the job of ‘giving me away’)

    Post # 11
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I walked myself, and it was perfect for me.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee

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    pineapplez17:  I have 3 uncles on my moms side, and I’m super close with all of them. So uncle A walked me down the aisle, uncle B danced with me at the wedding and uncle C was my witness for my civil wedding. Do what you’re most comfortable with!!

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

     

    pineapplez17:  Oh LOL.. i missed “other”, ok, just voted!  I liked how it worked out and it was sort of symblic of my life too, ya know I walked alone for a ways, then met my DH and then we walked the rest of the way together (not to be all mushy gushy!!)  But I was very happy with it,  you need to do what makes you happy!

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

     

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    pineapplez17:  i had my mom walk me down the aisle and like you, we are touchy-feely but the truth is, she raised me, put me through school, when my father passed away she needed not only be my mom, she needed to be my dad too, so I wanted to honor her. This may be something you should consider.

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