Post # 1
So, originally, the plan was to have my father walk me down the aisle at the wedding (on Saturday!!! Eeek!!).
We went over to the church today to look around, figure out how to set up and decorate the front, etc and I discovered that the aisles are tiny. Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem, but my father uses a walker and my dress has some poof to it. In a word, he and I will NOT fit down the aisle together. We toyed with the idea of him walking oh-so-slightly in front of me, but me being behind him like that throws his balance off fairly badly and I don’t want to take any chances of him falling.
The only ideas that have come to mind are having him walk down before me and wait at the end of the aisle and put a “Here Comes The Bride” sign on his walker or something, or add a part into the ceremony honoring parents specifically and we give each one a rose or something like that.
Thoughts? Any other great ideas? Thanks!
Post # 3
@randomequine: I think it might be nice to have a fun banner announcing “Here comes the bride” on the front of his walker. And, that way, he will be safe. 🙂
Post # 5
I second the “here comes the bride” banner. I think it’s cute and charming!
Post # 6
I third that idea – it sounds so wonderfully adorable. I love that you are doing something to keep him involved. You should have him wait at the end of the aisle so he can properly give you away at your side. 🙂
Post # 8
I also think the “Here comes the bride” poster would be cute. If it’s hard for him to walk a long aisle or would take a long time you could have him seated beforehand and he could stand to recieve you at the end of the aisle and then transfer you to the groom. Or he could escort your mom.
Post # 9
@JenGirl: He’ll either have to go down alone or already be down there — there isn’t room for a walker and another person! I didn’t even think about it…..I’ve been in the church bunches of times but never paid attention to how wide the aisles were because I’ve never considered walking side by side!!!
We’ll figure something out. Luckily, it’s a short aisle so he shouldn’t get tired going down….
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Post # 11
I like the banner idea but DEFINITELY think he should still “give you away” at the end of the aisle, given that you want him to participate. This is so sweet it got me choked up.