(Closed) Can my brother stand in for my dad if dad is dead?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Of course! There’s no reason you can’t have your brother walk you down the aisle, give you away, give a toast, etc.

Post # 4
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yup!  I think that is really nice you have a brother to step in for you.

Post # 5
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s your wedding, you do whatever you want!

Post # 6
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it would be really nice if he did.

Post # 7
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Of course it’s ok. I don’t have a brother, so god forbid if something were to happen to my dad, my uncle is who i’d choose. I think women choose their brothers a lot, actually. 

Post # 8
3696 posts
Sugar bee

It’s totally appropriate. Money has nothing to do with who gets to speak at the wedding – that’s determined by who the couple want to have speak. It would be very touching to have your brother fill in for your dad.

Post # 9
9807 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I think that is perfectly fine! It has nothing to do with whether your family is paying or not, your brother can certainly stand in for your father ๐Ÿ™‚ My mother’s father passed away when she was 10, and she had her brother walk her down the aisle when she married my dad ๐Ÿ™‚ It was very special for him to be able to do that.

Post # 10
7310 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Totally fine! In fact, I’d ventiure to say that at least half of the brides on here pay for the wedding with their FIs, and most still have a family member walk them down the aisle. Paying for the wedding has nothing to do with honoring the family that raised you to be the person you are today.

Post # 11
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

First off, I’m sorry about your dad. ((hugs))

I think it would be totally appropriate and in fact very touching for your brother to stand in for your Dad on your wedding day. Just remember, that your father will still be there with you, even if you can’t see him. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 12
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Of course it’s appropriate – it’s your wedding! My father’s best friend (my godfather) will be giving me away.

Post # 13
7 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think this is totally fine. I lost my father two years ago, and my younger sister is walking me down the aisle! Anything you want or would be comfortable with is good ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
27 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

 it’s totally fine. My dad passed several years ago as well, and my brother is both walking me down the aisle and giving the “family” speech. 

Post # 15
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Totally appropriate, it doesn’t have anything to do with who is paying. My father has passed as well and my brother will be walking me down the isle ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
2598 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@marycaulfield:  I’m not sure what you’re asking?  If you’re asking if its okay for your brother to make a toast or walk you down the aisle or whatever, then yes, of course its approprite. 

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