(Closed) Do you have to have someone walk you down the aisle?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think its totally ok!

I am walking myself and plan to meet my groom half way.

I have also heard of some brides walking the whole way herself or the couple just walking in together.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Morefunthantoast: I am not having anyone walk me down the aisle – My father gave me away 20 years ago for the first time and I did not want to ask him to do that again – he has not been that close or supportive of a father and while my son would walk me down the aisle if I begged (he is 17) he managed to trip me at the mother/son dance at cotillion and is quite klutzy and I have horrible visions of what would happen if he were my escort LOL

So feel free to walk confidentally down the aisle by yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Dec-bride: “I am walking myself and plan to meet my groom half way.”

We’re doing this too! I think it’s ok to walk down the aisle by yourself too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

no! i’m going it alone!!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Fiance and I are walking together. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d walk by myself or with my Mom if Fiance wasn’t cool with our idea.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

it’s totally OK–but he and I are going to walk in together!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@techie: I want to do this! We’re still deciding, but I love the idea. Its actually an Irish tradition, I think, for the bride and groom to walk in together.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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

I had both my parents walk me down, and I will say I was glad at least someone was with me because I got pretty shaky and woozy when I walked into the room. You can see my dad sort of holding me up in the video.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

It is absolutely okay for you to walk yourself down.  Many brides have done it, and with it being non traditional and your father not being at the wedding, I doubt anyone will even wonder why.  Good luck

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

You can absolutely walk alone, or meet him halfway, or rollerblade down the aisle with your dog if you want!  It’s your wedding and you should do whatever makes you happiest. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m actually dreading giving this concrete thought for my own wedding. My mom and I are very close and I know she would really not be into the idea of having both her and my father walk me down the aisle. My parents divorced when I was 17 and while my mom is happily remarried, I know she still is not a huge fan of my dad (she never trash talks him to me and is very mature about it all). That said, I don’t know if I want just my dad to walk me down the aisle. We’re not super close and i really never think of him as raising me (I feel like my mom and grandma did, my dad was just not around much). I also think if I had my mom and stepdad walk me down the aisle my dad’s feelings would be hurt. My partner said he’ll support whatever choice I make, even if it’s me walking solo or him walking me down the aisle. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m walking myself down. I felt weird about it at first but decided I have to own it. It’s my wedding and my choice and if I don’t own it, no one else will.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You don’t have to have anyone at all. Mr.ND thinks it’s strange to have him walk with me, so that’s out. But my father isn’t invited. So now it’s between my mom, my brothers, an uncle, my grandpa, or a good family friend. I may just go it alone, but I’m sure I’ll be a nervous, crying wreck. No one will think twice about whatever choice you make, do what’s best for you.

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