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

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Who walked/will walk you down the aisle?
    Mom : (29 votes)
    39 %
    Brother : (9 votes)
    12 %
    Grandpa : (6 votes)
    8 %
    Uncle : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Cousin : (0 votes)
    Friend/bridesmaid/MOH : (0 votes)
    Groom : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Myself : (20 votes)
    27 %
    Sister/Aunt/Grandmother/family friend/Other : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 18
    1767 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My mom walked me down the aisle. It was perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 19
    1072 posts
    Bumble bee

    I originally thought that I’d have my mom walk me (which is what she’d want too), and then I came across a thread where brides talked about walking down with their FHs together.  I think that’s a fantastic idea.  Marriage to me is about partnership, and who better to walk in than with your partner?

    But all this is a moot point, because unfortunately, my SO doesn’t want to get married in a church or have anything to do with religion.  I’m also unreligious, but I thought it’d be nice to get married in a church because his culture is completely entwined with religion and it’d be the best way to incorporate his culture into our wedding, in my opinion!

    Post # 20
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    my 12 year old son will walk me down the aisle

    Post # 22
    7941 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    My grandparents raised me so I had hoped my grandfather could walk me down the aisle. Sadly he was not in good enough health to do so. We placed him on the end in the front row so that I could give him a hug before being handed off to my DH. My uncle, who I am also very close with, walked me down the aisle and performed the “dad” duties.

    Post # 21
    702 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I was raised by a single-mom, but I THINK that even if my dad had been around, I still wouldn’t have wanted him to do it. I strongly oppose the being given away and all it stands for.

    I actually quite like to walk down with your groom and I would have considered this, but we’re doing a first look, so to at least have somewhat of that feeling of seeing me the first time, I’d like for him to wait for me in the front ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 23
    6317 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I had no aisle to walk down lol. If there was an aisle I would probably have had my mom walk me… or do it myself!

    Post # 25
    2014 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My Dad and my mom have both moved on to the Spirit world, so my son who was 17 at the time walked me down the aisle. It is one of my absolute favourite photos of the day. With the new site I don’t know how to add it

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 10 months ago by nativedesires.
    Post # 24
    1845 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I am planning to have my Mum walk me down the aisle because she wants to ‘give me away’ but I would be just as comfortable walking alone.

    I think it’s acceptable to ask anyone – male or female – who is important in your life to walk you down the aisle, just as it is acceptable to walk down the aisle alone.

    Post # 26
    2417 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My dad passed away right before my 21st birthday. 

    I’m definitely not close enough with any of my uncles, so I am going to walk down the aisle with my mom or brother. Possibly both, depending on the size of my dress and the width of the aisle!

    Post # 27
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I will be walking myself – mostly because it’ll be a courthouse ceremony and I’m not sure if there will be any type of “aisle”, but also because I don’t have a father figure and haven’t since my dad passed away when I was 14. Much like you, my mom and I don’t have a touchy feely relationship and it would just be weird. I’m a very independent person, and it’s also a way to privately grieve the fact that my father will not be there. I will probably have a picture of him with my bouquet or somewhere on my person so he can be with me on some level.

    Post # 28
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA

    My brother walked me down the aisle. <br />My grandparents rasied us both and when they passed away my brother went into the air force and i moved in with my aunt to finish high school. My mom came to my wedding, but i have never been close with her so my only options were my brother, my uncle, or myself. And i think everyone thought it was the best idea ever to have my brother walk me down the aisle. We kept it a secret and had people thinking i was walking down by myself… so my aunts and mom were all in tears when they saw it was my brother ๐Ÿ™‚

    The pictures even came out great!<br />


    Post # 29
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    My younger sisters are going to walk me down the aisle. They are 14 and 18.

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