Post # 17
I am! I’d thought about it but I was undecided. Then my Fiance, Future Mother-In-Law and I were talking about the entrance and entrance music and my Future Mother-In-Law said that where she’s from it was customary for both the groom’s parents to escort him down the aisle and for both the bride’s parents to escort her (me!) down the aisle. And I really liked that. Since our ceremony will not include the traditional elements of our culture I thought it was a nice way to include our parents in the ceremony. Once our parents walk us down the aisle they will light their respective candle for the unity candle ceremony.
Post # 18
i had both my parents walk me down, because like others said it’s jewish tradition. i’m so glad i did, they’re both special to me so i loved having them both there.
Post # 19
Wow. My mom is my best friend and I never even thought about doing this… talk about conflicted! I know my dad was excited that I told him he could pick our father/daughter dance song but I don’t recall ever seeing a mom walk with, and what better way to include her. Thanks bees for the lovely idea!
Post # 20
in jewish traditions, both the brides parents walk the bride down, and the groom’s parents walk him down the aisle. i love it. it’s so symbolic of the two families coming together, i think i would want to do that even if we weren’t having a jewish ceremony
Post # 21
Ooo I like even the groom’s family walking him down too. Guess I need to check with our Catholic Church to see if that’s okay.
Post # 22
Both of my parents walked me down. It was such a special moment between me and my mom– she really appreciated my asking her to do it, since we’re very close and she’s always been there for me. I wouldn’t change a thing, except to practice walking down the aisle at the rehearsal, since we didn’t really FIT down the aisle, three by three. 🙂 (My dad skipped the rehearsal, so we couldn’t practice.) So, just make sure you can all fit down comfortably, or find a way to do it if you don’t (I held my dad’s hand, and he walked a tiny bit in front of us, and I had my arm with flowers linked through my mom’s arm).
Post # 23
We’re doing it too! We’re honoring my FI’s Jewish roots (as well as the fact that his stepdad, and now mom, are Jewish). He’ll be walked down the aisle with his mom and dad, with stepmom and stepdad walking behind him (thankfully everybody gets along beautifully). Then I’ll walk down with both of my parents. The way I look at it, everyone gets honored during the religious ceremony, and my dad still gets to be the one making the toasts, and we’ll have our one on one moment during the father daughter dance later.
Post # 24
FI’s parents are both walking him down the aisle, and they are SO excited! Then, my mom will walk me down the aisle. Were my father still living, I would definitely have both parents walk me down. I love the tradition of including both parents!
Post # 25
I did & am SO glad I did!
I told my mom that I wanted them both to walk me down the aisle, and she thought that my dad’s feelings might be hurt because she thought he wanted to walk me by himself. BUT, when I told him I would like them both to walk me, he loved it! My parents both raised me and he loved the idea of not all the eyes being on him 😉
Post # 26
I must be dence or something. I didn’t know it was a jewish tradition. I’m going to have both of my parents walk with me and he is having his parents walk infront of him. He thought it would be better to have them “lead” him there instead of walking him down. Why? I don’t know why. 🙂
Post # 27
Oh definitely! And it was one of the best wedding decisions made! Like others have said, I wouldn’t have been there without both of them. I highly recommend it! I love the pictures and the look on my mom’s face when I told her what I wanted to do was priceless. She was so honored and thrilled.
Post # 28
I am thinking about having both parents walk me down the aisle. I saw in one of my wedding books where they had both walk you and then I realized it was Jewish tradition and then I thought “so what. I can do it to!” lol. I havent talked to my mom about it yet though.
Post # 29
I would love it, but I don’t know if we all fit down the aisle. (im a plus size bride size 22-24) my mom not tiny neither is my dad… i hope we all can fit.
Post # 30
It’s a Jewish tradition and it’s one of 2 things that my mom *really* wanted. She asked for so little, how could I say no to that!! I love my dad and hope it doesn’t step on toes, but my mom did the bulk of the raising after they got divorced so hopefully he’ll understand.