(Closed) Did Someone other than your father walk you down the aisle?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Who walked you down the aisle?




    Mother and Father



    Other (please explain)

  • Post # 17
    2248 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    My daughter gave me away ๐Ÿ™‚ and will walk me down the aisle for the big wedding too.

    Post # 18
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m walking myself down the aisle, I am not cattle to be given away 

    However if I was being walked down the aisle by anyone it would be my step-dad

    Post # 19
    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Can you choose both? The two father figures in your life. i am having my mom walk me down.

    Post # 20
    3518 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @FutureMrsMonit:  Alone is an option. I walked alone because I wanted my parents (and his parents) to enter together as a couple ahead of me, as a symbol of coming before us as examples to follow of strong marriages. I liked it better walking alone, it felt less stressful than being escorted. (But that’s just me, I know some women like to have someone’s arm to hold!)

    Post # 21
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I walked alone. I didn’t want to feel that I was being “given away” given that I have serious idealogical objections to that. No one had any problem with it and I’m glad I did it, as I didn’t have enough space for anyone beside me when we had to move the ceremony at the last minute.

    Post # 22
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay

    I vote both! But I would have your father start walking you down the isle and halfway your grandfather takes over and actually gives you away since he was more of the parental figure in your life, but that way your father did indeed walk you down the isle, but just didnt give you away. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 23
    1486 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    My son! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 25
    834 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Our sons.:)

    Post # 27
    5486 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I lost my dad, so my mom walked me down the aisle. It would have been him if he was alive, and I’d probably have had my mom as my Maid/Matron of Honor cuz we were that close.  

    Post # 28
    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @FutureMrsMonit:  Have you considered having your father on one arm and your grandfather on the other? It may seem like a bit of a cop-out, but I think it’s a great way to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings.

    I am currently trying to decide if I want just my dad to walk me down the aisle, or if I want both of my parents to. I kind of would like it to be just a moment with my dad, but I wouldn’t want to hurt my mom’s feelings either. I am, after all, comprised of 50% of each of them.

    If, god forbid, something happened and my dad couldn’t walk me down the aisle I am very close to his twin. But I don’t even like to think about that scenario. I’m such a daddy’s girl. 

    Post # 29
    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    First wedding:  Both of my parents walked me down the aisle, and both of the groom’s parents walked him down the aisle.

    Second wedding:  My wife and I walked down the aisle together.

    There is no requirement that you have your father–or anyone–walk you down the aisle.  You can walk yourself, or be escorted by whomever you choose.

    Post # 30
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

    For my first wedding, my uncle walked me down the aisle. My father died when I was 3, my maternal grandfather died when I was 9 (my paternal grandfather that I didn’t really know died when I was 14)… no brothers… so my mom’s brother made sense (my mom passed away too, so I didn’t have her as an option either). My uncle and I drifted apart as a family afterward though and he has since passed away as well. I have another uncle, but we’re not close by any means.

    This time around I thought I would walk alone, but I grew very fond of my Future Brother-In-Law and it was a clever way to get him part of the wedding without making him a groomsman. He doesn’t have children or plan to, so it’s really his one shot at walking anyone down the aisle… and I think that makes it even more special.

    My Future Father-In-Law was considered, but I doubt he’ll ever really feel like I’m a “daughter” type… though he does like me a lot. He’s more of “that’s my son’s wife” more than “that’s my daughter-in-law” if that makes sense. My Future Brother-In-Law already considers me family and his SIL, so the bond is different and a better fit for the job.

    Anyway… I feel that you can choose anyone you want to walk you. Traditions had to start somewhere and new traditions are made everyday ๐Ÿ™‚


    Post # 31
    2014 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My son !!

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