(Closed) If your father is deceased or not in your life, who walks you down the aisle?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: If your father is deceased or not in your life, who did/would you walk down the aisle with?
    Mother. : (8 votes)
    21 %
    Some other family member or father figure. : (17 votes)
    44 %
    No one, walk alone. : (14 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have an older brother and he is doing it so I just option B.  However, if I didnt have a brother I would have my mom do it, which I think is a great choice.  To be totally honest I would 100% have no issues going it alone either, I think whatever makes you happy you should do!!

    Post # 4
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Do whatever you want! But definitely don’t feel like you HAVE to have someone walk with you.

    Post # 5
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    3098 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I only speak to four family members, one of which is a male cousin. By default, he wins!

    Post # 6
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think you can do whatever you prefer, whateer makes you feel most comfortable.  You can walk with another family member or friend, by yourself or with your fiance!  I’ve seen all different options and they’ve all worked out beautifully.

    I don’t have a relationship with my dad, so I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. At first, I wanted to have my mom walk with me, but after speaking to her, I realized she had kind of pictured watching me walk down the aisle instead.  I asked my brother and it was absolutely the right choice.  He’s a great kid and I was so excited that I could include him in this special way.

    Post # 7
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    2634 posts
    Sugar bee

    My two sons are escorting me down the aisle.

    Post # 8
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    405 posts
    Helper bee

    I didn’t vote but I’m not sure what I’m doing and our wedding is Satuday. You can do whatever you want to do, there are no rules. I’m either walking with my Mom or brother or by myself. I’ve even thought of walking with Fiance. I’ll wait to see what feels right at the rehersal.

    Post # 9
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    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My stepfather and step-grandfather are both deceased so I wanted my nephew to walk me down the aisle but my family sucks and because they suck we decided to elope, so I’m walking myself down the aisle.  I’m cool with it now but it bothered me for a long time. 

    Post # 10
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    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    do whatever makes you happiest! I had my brother do it – we are close and I think it meant a lot to both of us. I definitely didn’t want it to feel like someone random, like an uncle I didn’t know well. I wouldn’t pick somebody just to pick somebody! Mrs. Cheese wrote some great posts about why she went it alone.

    Post # 11
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I initially didn’t want to do this at all since I dont like the whole “giving away” idea, but when I mentioned to my mother that some women are having their mothers do it she got incredibly excited. I was surprised how much it meant to her!

    Post # 12
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    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My mom wants to walk me down the aisle, but I don’t like the connotations of giving away, so I want to walk myself.

    Post # 13
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    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    My dad died several years ago so my mom escorted me down the aisle. It was perfect! I would do whatever feels the most comfortable for you. I personally wanted someone with me because otherwise I probably would have fallen on my face!

    Post # 14
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    674 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    In my situation, I haven’t talked to my real dad since I was 10 and my step dad has been a crappy person forever and as of a few months ago is completely out of our lives as soon as the divorce hearings are done.

    I have my grampa but honestly I WANT to walk down alone. I don’t think it will be sad that I’m walking alone, because I’ll be proud. A “I made it this far without them” kind of thing for me.

    And I think I would want to walk alone if my dad had died because I wouldn’t want someone in his place you know?

    Post # 15
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    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I just recently started having a relationship with my dad. So, he wont have the honors.. And I cant have my mom walking with me since she passed away 3 years ago Cry. It will be by myself.

    Post # 16
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My older sister’s father died of cancer when she was three. My father has a condition which has prevented him from being a supportive father figure in our lives. So at her wedding, my sister’s “Poppy,” her paternal grandfather, walked her down the aisle.

    The situation is always different, so walk in whatever way has meaning to you!

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