(Closed) Escorted by both parents?

posted 10 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It is definitely not a Chinese tradition since traditionally, the Chinese do not even have a "walk down the aisle" type ceremony….they have a tea ceremony.  I think you are right…people like the symbolism.  Both of my parents walked me down the aisle.  I think culturally, most Chinese American would like to honor both parents as a sign of respect for all that they have both done for the child.  I think it’s a great idea.  It was quite emotional for me to have them walk me down…I almost broke down and cried by the time I got down the end…but i was able to hold it in and only tears welled up in my eyes….

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m not Chinese nor Jewish, and I plan to do this at our wedding.

The only thing I’m wondering about is how I’ll hold the bouquet since I’d prioritize holding my parents’ hands while walking down the aisle 🙂

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i plan on being escorted down the aisle by both parents, as well.  as for the bouquet/arm linking thing, i’ll probably hold hands with my mom and link arms with my dad… while holding the bouquet.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Sally, you don’t actually hold onto your parents; your parents hold onto you. You hold your bouquet with both hands, and your parents hold your arms.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i did what briannie plans to do.  i linked arms with my father while holding onto my bouquet and held my mother’s hand. i honestly think thta’s the best way! i think it’s sad if i walk down just holding onto my bouquet.  who says you have to jus thold the bouquet? 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Chinese tradition you walk alone–to your groom, no aisle.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

I’m Chinese and I also had both my parents walk with me, just because I like the symbolism, though I couldn’t convince my groom that he should also be walked by his parents 😉

My brother attended a school that provided choirs for the cathedral and as such, a lot was required of families over the norm to support the students’ service to the community. so when they graduate, they walk with their parents to get their diplomas! that’s actually where I got the idea, before I learned it was a Jewish tradition, and then was advised by my church (Catholic) that they preferred with both parents or alone, as well.

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