(Closed) Having both of your parents walk you down the aisle

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I did it and it worked well as both my parents got to be included.  Just make sure your aisle is wide enough!

Post # 3
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mine are, because In asked them to. The whole “giving away” thing has always seemed odd to me, but the oddest part is how the father usually says “her mother and I do” when it’s only him. I love both my parents and don’t see why one should get to over the other. If it makes you feel more comfortable to just have your dad, then do that! Weddings these days are more about personal choices than tradations.

Post # 4
193 posts
Blushing bee

This is super common!  I’ve seen it in non-Jewish weddings too.

Personally not doing it as I think it looks really crowded, mostly because both of the brides arms are up. I’ll have my dad escort me and my mom stand with us when the officiant asks who is giving me away. 

Post # 5
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

It’s very common in Jewish weddings! Actually, in Jewish ceremonies, both sets of parents walk their kids down the aisle. 

Post # 6
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

It’s common with Filipino weddings (dominantly catholic).

I like it better in this century. You are a product of BOTH of your parents (if both were present). The father “giving away his daughter to another man” was a symbol of something many of us don’t agree with today. 

Mine will be just my mother because my father and I are not close. 

Post # 7
2642 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’m only having my dad walk me down the aisle (I did make the offer to my mum but she is super shy and suffers from anxiety, so she shot that suggestion down pretty quickly). A few of my friends have had both parents escort them down the aisle – it’s very sweet. As PPs said, just ensure your aisle is wide enough. A close friend of mine recently got married and wanted both parents to walk her down the aisle, but it was only wide enough for 2 of them to walk abreast so her mother was escorted down the aisle first followed by her and her father.

Post # 8
2398 posts
Buzzing bee

summerbride0815:  I did it and LOVED it! 

I wanted to honor BOTH of my parents. They both raised me. They’re both “giving me away” (so to speak). They’re equally my parents on this day. 

I held my dad’s arm/elbow (he was on my left), and my mom held my right arn/elbow. I held my bouquet in my right hand. 

Actually, my hubby’s parents walked HIM down the aisle together too. He walked down first “escorting” both of his parents. Then our siblings and readers walked down the aisle. Then I walked down with both of my parents. We didn’t have a bridal party. 

It was honestly beautiful and I’m so, so glad we did it that way. 

Post # 9
3042 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My cousin did it (and no, she’s not Jewish… not religious at all, actually)! I thought it looked lovely! 

Post # 10
25 posts

Both my parents will be walking me down the aisle. I’m very close to both my parents and wouldn’t have it any other way. I think it will be very sweet 🙂

Post # 11
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m Jewish, so yeah, both parents will be there.  As long as your aisle isn’t too narrow it doesn’t even look that cramped – just make sure your parents aren’t clutching onto your arms for dear life.  

Post # 12
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor

I have two brothers and I had them both walk me down the aisle. They were groomsmen also and stood next to my husband during the ceremony.

Post # 13
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’ve seen it done a lot and i did it at my own wedding

Post # 14
3862 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

summerbride0815:  I’m not Jewish and I did this at my wedding. I’m close to both parents so it was natural I wanted them both to walk me down the aisle.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by  MrsMeowton.
Post # 15
6746 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Both my parents walked me down the aisle. I didn’t want my mom sitting there by herself as my dad walked me down. She had just as big of a part in raising me as he did. My husband also walked his mother down the aisle in the beginning of the ceremony (father is no longer with us). It was lovely. 

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