(Closed) “giving” me away??!!

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

"Do you give your blessings to this union?’ is a popular alternative phrase.

Post # 5
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

This came up about a week ago and someone had an awesome response!!! Apparently it’s from an episode of "Brothers and Sisters". When the officiant asked the mother "who gives this woman?" she responded "She gives herself freely, with my love and my blessing." I thought that was just awesome!

For our ceremony, we decided to ask a questions to both sides. So our officiant asked, "Who is here in support of this marriage?" My brother who was my escort stood up and said, "On behalf of Bonnie’s friends and family, I offer our support and our blessing." Then my DH’s best friend and best man repeated, "Oh behalf of Jeremy’s friends and family, I offer our support and our blessing."

There are so many cool ways that you can go about working with the tradition. I think of it more as a time for someone to say, "Yes! This is her decision, but I support her whole heartedly!"

Good luck!

Post # 7
14 posts

I’m probably going to use the phrase "who presents this woman" and my dad will say "her mother and I"

Good luck!

Post # 8
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Sounds like you found your solution, but I thought I’d post in case anyone else was wondering the same thing.

We just left the words out of it. My dad escorted me off, gave me a kiss and hug, shook my groom’s hand, and sat down. Then the judge started the ceremony. I thought it worked well. Our ceremony wasn’t wordy, so it fit.

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