Post # 1
So my dad passed away a few years ago, and I am torn about walking down the aisle. I have a stepfather who I love and get along with but my dad and he did not get along when he was alive (essentially my mom left my dad for my stepdad). I have two uncles and a grandfather on my dad’s side, as well as a little brother (18). Then there’s always walking alone…
I want more to honor my dad instead of remind everyone that he died. As of now, I think I’m going to ask my brother.
What are you doing?
Post # 3
My dad passed away a few years before our wedding so I had my mom walk me down the aisle.
Post # 4
My father is out of my life and my grandfathers are deceased. I am not close enough to any other male in my life to have hm walk me down the aisle. My mom does not want to do it-she feels awkward. I am instead walking down with my daughter who is also our flower girl. She will be seven
Post # 5
My niece is getting married and has asked her brother to do the honor of walking her down the aisle. She said if he couldn’t do it (he was joining the marines) she’d have my dad do it.
Post # 6
My dad passed away when I was 19. I think I’m going to walk myself down the aisle. Or maybe I can do it with my mom.
Post # 7
My fiance and I will be walking in together. It’s our own tradition!
Post # 8
@beekiss2: LOVE this idea!
Post # 9
A family friend walked me down the aisle. My dad passed away when I was 20 and neither my mom nor I wanted her to walk me down the aisle. She had her own role in our ceremony.
Post # 10
My older brother is doing me the honor….
Post # 11
My stepdad passed away 15 years ago and my mom and I don’t speak so I was going to walk myself down the aisle…no big deal. But literally as we were getting ready to start the ceremony (on the beach so it was a little untraditional) the wedding planner didn’t know who the old man with us was (my husbands father) so she assumed it was my dad and told him to get over next to me. He ended up walking me down the aisle and I think it was really great and made him very happy so I’m glad it went the way it did because he seemed so proud at that moment.
Post # 12
My dad passed away about nine years ago, so I had my brother walk me down the aisle. For me, it was the next best thing to having my dad do it. We also did a brother-sister dance at the reception.
Post # 13
@redbullfanatic: I love that! I considered having my FI’s dad walk me since he’s amazing and SO excited to finally have a daughter. In the end I thought it might make my stepdad feel a little forgotten.
Thanks for your guys’ input, even thinking about this stuff makes me teary.
Post # 14
Im jewish, and it is traditional for both parents to walk the bride/and groom down the aisle.
My dad is no longer in my life…and I had the next best thing my grandfather and my mother walk me down together 😉 it was beautiful and I could not stop crying!
Post # 15
Both of my parents are gone, I walked myself.
Post # 16
My brother is doing it. I thought about having my mom walk me but she wants to actually see me walk down the aisle, but can’t do that if she’s walking with me! She’s going to meet my brother part of the way down and finish the walk with me.