(Closed) Help with Processional – is your FI walking down the aisle? Is that weird?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Is your FI walking down the aisle?
    No, that's silly - he'll be waiting at the end of the aisle as he should! : (19 votes)
    22 %
    No, but I don't think it's silly. : (22 votes)
    25 %
    Yes, he's walking down alone. : (19 votes)
    22 %
    Yes, he's walking down with his parents. : (15 votes)
    17 %
    We're walking down the aisle together. : (12 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    lol I’ve never heard of a groom being “given away” by his parents. We are planning to have the Minister walk in with my FI walking behind him. His GM is actually a girl, so she will walk the aisle alone.

    Post # 4
    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @PrincessBride27:  I think that’s is great that you’re considering your FMIL’s input. I also think you and your FI are grown and should do your wedding ceremony processional the way you both want to regardless of what tradition or anyone else says.

    FI was waiting at the end of the altar for me when my father brought me down the aisle. This is what we both wanted.

    Post # 5
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    You missed the option of “my fiance and I are walking down together”. 🙂

    Post # 6
    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Does she mean him escorting his parents to their seats? I’ve seen that, but it’s not a part of the ceremony or anything.

    Post # 7
    10368 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We walked down the aisle together. I think his parents walking him down the aisle is a lovely idea.

    Post # 9
    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    At a jewish wedding its actually customary for both sets of parents to walk their children down the aisle.  My FI will walk down first with his parents and then all of the bridesmaids/groomsmen and then me and my parents. 


    Post # 10
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We’re not being given away by our parents, but we are walking in to our ceremony with our parents. Each parent will hug both of us and wish us well before the ceremony. We’ve been together for a long time – both sets of parents have been equally supportive of our relationship and individual endeavors over the years, it just makes sense to start the ceremony this way.

    Post # 13
    7564 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    FI should do whatever he and his parents think it’s best. Having his parents walk him down could be cute but if he’s not into it, it loses all meaning. 

    Post # 14
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The officiant won’t be saying that bit about “who gives this woman..”. I also won’t be “given” by my father to my husband as property as was once traditional. We are choosing to marry each other. We are walking in with our parents because we want to recognize them as special people in the ceremony and logistically, it makes sense since we are taking family photos before the ceremony and all riding in the same car together! 🙂

    Post # 16
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    DH walked down the isle with both of his parents, hugged them before they sat and he stayed at the alter, and then the bridal party followed that.  I was the last to walk down with my dad and my dad gave me away to DH when we got to the alter.

    I had also never heard/seen that until I met DH.  Although it is very common in his hometown.  It ended up being very sweet.  Do what you feel comfortable with. 🙂

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