Post # 1
I just found out my dad is probably going to get his knee replaced because he cant wait any longer. He was trying to wait until after the wedding (April 24th) but he is in too much pain to wait 4 months…and I dont want him to wait that long. He is a pretty big guy and even his doctor doesnt think 4 months will be enough time to recover and be able to walk me down. I told him even if he is in a wheel chair he will be there! But Im not sure what to do incase he cant be there. PS Im sorry about all the ladies whose dads passed away, etc. or whose moms passed away, etc.
Im not sure if I want my uncle to walk me down because he walked my sister down the aisle in Vegas to her now ex husband! And I have another uncle so I wouldnt want to pick one over the other. But now that Ive had an argument with my mom…who now I dont know if she is even coming to the wedding….I might just walk myself down the aisle…are any ladies walking themselves down? And PS I dont have any brothers. But I really pray and hope that my dad can be there…it means the world to me…so I dont want to replace him if he cant be there…so I think I would walk down myself.
What do you think Hive? Thanks!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t just pick someone to be a stand in for such a special thing. It sounds like you love your father very much, and it’s important to you for him to walk you down the aisle, so I wouldn’t have just anyone walk you down in his place.
Fingers crossed that your dad will be there!!!!
Post # 4
if you’re comfortable with that, than go for it. only you know what’s right for you. personally i wouldn’t want to because i hate being in the spot light, and i’m counting on being surrounded by my parents when walking down the isle so people wont be able to see me.
Post # 5
Aw, D.Marie *hugs* so sorry to hear that your dad has to get his knee replaced which might prevent him from walking you down the aisle. I think it’s perfectly common for brides to walk themselves down the aisle. You should only have someone walk you if you feel that they’re truly special to you, and if don’t think your uncle can fill that important role then don’t feel compelled to ask him. Best of luck with your decision 🙂
Post # 6
if he is in a wheelchair you could have someone push him next to you….
Post # 7
I would suggest your mother. A friend of mine had her mom walk her down the aisle. It was very touching. If not your mother, I say just walk alone or maybe you and the groom can walk down together. I know, walking down with the groom before the vows isn’t traditional, but he is an important male figure in your life.
Post # 8
I don’t think you should rush to find a replacement. Maybe if he can’t go down the aisle in his wheelchair he can meet you at the end of the aisle to still give you away.
I hope your dad’s surgery goes well and he recovers quickly.
Post # 9
Aww thanks ladies! Yeah I like that idea Cole B about walking down to meet him so he can give me away. Just getting ideas and thoughts of others….def in no rush and dont want to replace him at all. Im def a daddy’s girl! 🙂 Yeah I really hope at least he can be there in a wheel chair.