(Closed) For those without Fathers – who will ‘give you away’ at your wedding

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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1987 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I do have a father but for some reason or another I always envisioned myself walking myself down the aisle- I don’t need someone to give me away- I’m my own person.

That said I know it is important to my father so I am going to let him do it. 

I don’t think there is a “next in line” just someone who is important to you that you would like to honor.  Some people even have their mothers do it

Post # 4
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2750 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My brother. 

It’s a privilege. So choose someone who matters to you.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am not sure about the etiquette behind it but I think it is just whoever you are closest too in the family (or maybe best guy friend). I don’t have any brothers but instead I walked with my granpa since I have always been pretty close to him.

Post # 6
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My father does not want to attend the wedding.  My 14 yr old dog is stepping in and escorting me down the aisle.

Post # 7
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@accorn:I don’t think there is a “next in line” just someone who is important to you that you would like to honor.  Some people even have their mothers do it.

You took the words right out of my mouth.

I am having my grandfather give me away, if he is able. His health is rapidly declining so I am holding my breath. If he isn’t able to do it than my uncle who was very involved in my life will take my grandfather’s place.

My family is no where near normal when it comes to roles that people play.

Post # 8
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709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

my son, who will be 4 at the time:)

Post # 9
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380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I know this crazy non traditional but our ceremony is going to invovle my Mother giving me away. Me and my Fiance wanted to do something that invovle our mothers because he is really close with his and I was raised by just my mom. 

Post # 10
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3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Are you asking for yourself or just in general?

I ask because I saw from your previous posts today that you are a very devout Catholic. According to the Rite of Marriage the processional should be, Ministers, followed by priest, and then BOTH the bride and groom. There should be no “giving away” of anyone because you are giving yourself away freely.

If you are just asking out of curiosity than I think PP’s have it right, there is no “next in line” It should be whoever the bride wants. There are many on here that have fathers but choose for someone else to walk them down and give them away.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

I doubt my father will attend my wedding, so I’ve asked my uncle to walk me down the aisle instead.  I’ve always been close to my uncle and he’s always been like a fatner figure to me.

Post # 13
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m planning on walking down alone.

Post # 14
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2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Would love my mum to but she’s too shy so my sister’s boyfriend will do it. He looks just like Tinie Tempah so it should make some amusing wedding photos.

Post # 15
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692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Shinytoy: I’m in a tricky situation. My step dad has been my dad for the last 15 years but my real dad hasnt but my mum went and told my dad that im engaged so of course now he will have to be invited but I don’t want him giving me away as he is like a stanger to me now. I want my step dad to give me away. At my sister’s 21st it was the same situation dad hadnt been part of either of our lives for years yet at her party he insisted on giving a speech at her 21st. I don’t want my dad insisting to do anything at my wedding as far as im concerned he can come but he’s not going to be involved as he hasnt been involved in my life for 15 years.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t have any “father figure” in my life, so I walked down alone.

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