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

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Who walked you down the aisle?

    Father

    Stepfather

    Grandfather

    Mother and Father

    Uncle

    Brother

    Other (please explain)

  • Post # 32
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    @DuckEBee:  Both my parents walked me down.  I was all set to walk down with my dad and just before the doors opened my mum asked if she could come too.  I said she could if she wanted to. It was really nice. I’m an only child too, so it was special.

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @FutureMrsMonit:  I voted other.  My mom and my grandma will walk me down the aisle. 

    Post # 34
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    What if your dad walks you half way down the aisle and your grandpa is waiting there to walk you the rest of the way and give you away. I was just at a wedding that the bride had a similar situation to you. That’s what she did and it worked out beautifully. 

    Post # 35
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I cannot relate to the situation so take my answer with a grain of salt. But just given the info in your post, I think I would personally have my father walk me. He sounds like a good person, a good dad, just was dealt a shitty hand in life and could not find a way to pull himself up. I think walking you would mean *SO* much to him, and it would be so sweet. Your grandpa sounds awesome, and one thing about well adjusted awesome family members is that they don’t get hung up on something like this. Maybe they have a strained relationship, I don’t know, but if they’re civil I bet grandpa would encourage you to pick dad. I like the idea of honoring grandpa with allowing him to make a toast, or even surprising him by making a toast to him.

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @FutureMrsMonit:  i am suprised that just mother isnt and option on the poll.

    that would be my vote.  My father passed away years ago, and even if he hadnt we didnt have a great relationship and my mother still would have.

    Post # 37
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    my two nephews are walking me down, both named for their grandfathers (one of which is my dad) who passed away….seemed more fitting than a distant uncle or someone unrelated to my dad…

    Post # 39
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @FutureMrsMonit:  Both my father and my grandfather walked me down the asile!

    Post # 41
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    My dad passed away when I was 11, and I don’t have any brothers. I plan on asking my uncle (my mom’s brother-in-law) to walk me down the aisle. He’s my uncle that I’m closest to, and he knows Fiance pretty well, so I think he would be appropriate. I know some people will expect my mom to walk me, but asking my uncle was actually her idea. She said she didn’t expect me to ask, and it won’t bother her in the least. As MOB she’ll still have a place of honor walking into the ceremony.

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @FutureMrsMonit:  *blush* thanks!! They’re many possibilities, and yours will be right for you:)

    Post # 43
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @FutureMrsMonit:  Picture that moment, the one just before you walk down the aisle… I think it should be the person that makes you feel calm and safe. I had my eldest brother walk me. He has always been there for me, unlike our father. He is also 22 years older than me, and has daughters close to my age so he has fatherly advice and whatnot too. He has always approved of my awesome husband. After the ceremony, he made me promise to take care of his new brother.

    Best decision I could have made. The pictures of us walking together are some of my favorites. 🙂

    Post # 44
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @FutureMrsMonit:  I’m a full believer for honoring who was there for you in life. I mean, thats really what it is, your honoring that person for their role in your life. I would also want someone who i could trust would be there and be a supportive steadfast person for you on that day. 

    You could always do something else special for your dad if your grandfather walked you down the aisle.

    At the end of the day, just do what your heart tells you.  

    Post # 46
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    My father passed away when I was 9, my mom walked me down the aisle. It was really special, we held hands as we walked down.

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