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

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: If your father is deceased or not in your life, who did/would you walk down the aisle with?


    Some other family member or father figure.

    No one, walk alone.

  • Post # 17
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I say the person who means the most to you! Or even going down alone is nice too!

    Post # 18
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    My father died when I was little and my mother raised me.  I’ve thought about this a long time, and I find it symbolic to go from her to my Fiance… since she’s the one that had the role of both father and mother in my life.

    I think my older brother was surprised when I told him I was going to have my mom walk me down the aisle.  I couldn’t imagine it any other way!

    btw, I don’t think it would be odd if you chose to walk down by yourself.  I thought about this option, but I finally decided it would be honoring to my mom – so that’s why I made that decision.

    Post # 19
    2343 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My brother is walking me down, even though my dad is in my life… we just have a strained relationship and I think my brother is going to do a wonderful job.

    Post # 20
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2020

    Due to some issues, I walked down the aisle alone and met my husband halfway. I say do what feels comfortable.

    Post # 21
    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My stepfather is walking me. If not him, I would love to have my mother walk me. I don’t think I would be comfortable going alone…I anticipate being incredibly nervous right before the ceremony and I will need someone to calm me down.

    Post # 22
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My mom said she wouldn’t do it! lol she said she’d be too much of a mess…

    I’m doing it alone & I’m so happy to do so. I actually think its a fair representation of me: a confident woman who is making her own way in life! haha

    Do whatever feels right to you!

    Post # 23
    3997 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I said another male family member or father figure but I’m not thinking your Mother.  My father has never been in my life and my relationship with my step father isn’t exactly roses so I’m actually gonna have both my mother and my step father walk me down the aisle.  I hope, I haven’t asked my step father and he’s the type to refuse but since he’s paying for a majority of the wedding I’d like him to do it.  So basically, its your moment and you do whatever it is you truly want to do.  If you’re close to your mother I think she’d be so honored to walk you down the aisle.

    Post # 25
    3448 posts
    Sugar bee

    My father just decided to be part of my life about 4 years ago. I love my mother dearly. I chose to walk it alone. Oh, and the whole ‘who gives her away’? NO! I think that tradition is retarded. I give myself freely and wholey to my FH. No one else chose him for me!

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