(Closed) Ideas for dad in wheelchair (walking down aisle)

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Replying to see what answers come out of this and so I can find it later!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

You know, this is an excellent opportunity for several wonderful ways of showing what your relationship is with your Dad…

I’ve seen one where she was in her Dad’s lap and he rolled them down together, which was really cute and kind of fun.

The brother pushed Dad down the aisle and that way Dad and bride could hold hands.

And another one, Dad was already up in his seat, and when the bride got there, he stood up and offered her hand to the groom, which was sweet too.

Those are what I’ve seen, but do what works for you two!

 

 

Post # 5
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper

I unfortunately wasn’t able to walk down the aisle with my grandfather (he raised me) because he wasn’t strong enough and in a wheel chair. Instead I had my uncle walk me down the aisle and then did a special greeting to my grandfather that was already sitting in the front row on the edge. This way he wasn’t struggling and yet could be part of the process.

 

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Is there someone else close to you (brother, mom, aunt, uncle, family friend, etc.) who could push him while he holds your hand or arm? That could be a way to include another person who has impacted your life. Wonderful thoughts from all!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really love the sitting on the lap idea =]

but if your worried about the dress just find a way to pull it out of the way =]

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

@BlondeBee:  +1 I like this

OMG It reminds me of the Office episonde when Phillys gets married and Michael pulls the chair ahaahah!!

Post # 10
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Worker bee

oops sorry it occured to me that maybe the comment about “the office” could have been interpreted as me making fun of people in wheelchair. Sorry if I offended anybody, I just thought about that episode and Michael thinking the dad wanted to upstage him.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was going to suggest the sitting in his lap thing too. 🙂 I think that would be adorable. We all did it when we were little girls, why not be given away that way! Anyone close to you could push the two of you, or your dad could push the two of you if he is able.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My dad has MS and will be “rolling me down the isle”, probably side by side, in his powerchair.  Our uneven ground outdoor wedding makes him using a walker (too wobbly on grass alone) or his manual chair (he doesn’t need a workout for my wedding) out of the question.

I have a back up dress which won’t be an issue, isn’t a wedding dress (FI’s just happy to get me in a dress at all), but I’ve considered if I find a big wedding dress, I wouldn’t care if it was clamped off the the side with orange handled clamps (I loathe orange) to stay out of the way on dad’s side… I’d do it. But I’m sure it’d be MUCH easier than that… if they can do the bustle thing (which I learned about a few weeks ago), I’m sure the same could be done to pull the dress out of the way on the side and easily undone by someone in the wedding party.  I envisioned a pre-trained bridesmaid (if I was having one, or a trusted friend) dash out during the hand off and unsecure that side.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Could you walk slightly behind him? (Still on his side.) With your hand on his shoulder?  That way you wouldn’t have to worry about the dress getting in the way. 

Post # 14
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Wannabee

MrsTangerine:   My father also has MS.  I was thinking my brother could walk my father down the isle since he doesn’t have a power wheelchair and already lost his motor skills in his left side.  This was my biggest worry.  

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

While my father isn’t in a wheelchair, my mother has MS and is. For the processional I’m having my brother push her down the aisle. I have walked a lot next to my mom and I would say depending on what kind of chair it is I find with a long dress it is best to try to stay slightly behind so that the dress doesn’t get stuck in the small wheels up front. 

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