(Closed) “Giving the Bride Away”

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

In order to avoid mass confusion, I would just have then stand,the ones in the wedding party can take a step forward, then they can all say- we all do!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I would say that when you get to the end of the aisle, your parents should come over to stand on either side of you and your siblings should ‘take a step forward’ from the rest of the wedding party at the altar.  This way they can all say ‘we do’ together – and still be honored and set apart.  Would that work?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@PrncssDva: Honestly, I don’t think so.  If they are both already seated (and not being escorted down the aisle), they can walk up and stand on either side of you for the moment.  If that scenario doesn’t feel comfortable because of emotions, that might not work.

The only problem with having people stand is that usually at that point in the ceremony, people are still standing from your arrival.  If that is the case, you could have the officiant say please be seated and let your parents know to remain standing.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

@PrncssDva: I decided only this past weekend that I could not walk ONLY with my Dad down the aisle, not when my mom was who raised me.  They are still married, which is obviously different, but we ended up deciding they will both walk me and answer ‘We do.’

So do you have active step parents also?  Will they say ‘we do?’ as well?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

ACK!  I JUST noticed you are getting married this weekend!  Congrats!  And yeah, I’m on the last minute bandwagon with you too!

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