(Closed) Dad vs. Stepdad…walking down aisle…help!

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 16
11 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am planning on having my father walk me down the aisle and my stepfather escort my mother down the aisle… that way when i come down, she will have someone with her to hold her hand.  And i figure this way, no one gets their feelings hurt!

Post # 17
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In Catholic traditions, sometimes the groom walks the bride down the aisle 🙂

Usually, I see the step father walk half way, then hand his daughter to her real father, who take her to the “altar.”

Post # 18
1 posts

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ritsi_bitsi :  where did the first dad go at that point? This is what I want to do, but I’m worried about how he Woll get to his seat without being a distraction. 

Post # 19
160 posts
Blushing bee

Have them both walk you down!

Post # 20
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

I think having them both walk you down the aisle (either at the same time or splitting the walk) is a sweet idea. I’m having both of my mom and my dad walk me down the aisle, so I guess I just like having two people walk you down anyway.

Post # 21
5 posts

I had the same dilemma. My parents divorced when I was only months old, so I obviously don’t ever remember my mum and dad being together. Both parents re-married when I was I think 8 or so, and all 4 have been part of my life.

I had my step dad travel in the car with me, then walk me down the aisle to where the chairs started (about half way). My step-dad and dad shook hands, then my dad walked me the rest of the way. It was perfect, and they both really appreciated their role! 

Personally, I don’t like one on each arm, and I wanted both to have their own moment.

Post # 22
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I prefer the idea of splitting up the moment as PP’s have suggested; I personally would have the less-involved parent do the first half of the walk, and the involved parent to “give you away” since they are the ones that raised you for the majority of the time. However, I don’t have an issue with seeing both fathers walk you down…I think it’s very sweet


Post # 23
3080 posts
Sugar bee

Brides in my family/social circle usually walk with both parents.

Why not just your mother? She’s been with you your whole life. I’m not a fan of insisting a male relative is the only one capable of walking with you; consider the origins/roots of that idea.

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