Post # 1
as to how old the person “giving away the bride” should be?
i dont know “wedding etiquette” or if there are even “rules” about this.
but there seems to be rules about most everything.
so if you bees could help me out i would be forever greatful
if more info is requested, i will provide it.
Post # 3
I’ve seen women being given away by their sons before that were a lot younger. I don’t know of any actual rules about it but I say that if you want someone young, like your child or something, to give you away, go for it!
Post # 4
Of course not! My father will be walking me down the aisle, but he was unable to my little bro would be doing it.. and he’s 4 years younger than me. Pretty sure there’s no “rules” about this one!! (And even if there is… I’d still tell ya to do it how YOU want! 🙂 )
Post # 5
Nope, I’ve seen people being given away by their siblings, or even their children. I think you can pretty much do what you want 🙂
Post # 7
I think no rules- whoever is special enough to you to take that role is great!
Post # 8
well i am a young bride….21. and my brother is only 11.!(mom spaced us a bit apart. heh.)
long story short i have decided my father will not be involved in my wedding and will not be attending my wedding.
my mother would walk me down the aisle if i wanted her to and i did/do but i know how uncomfortable she would feel ( she doesn’t like being the center of attention)
so i was trying to think of other posssibilities.
Post # 10
I think the only ‘rule’ is that it’s someone you love and trust.
Post # 11
Of course not. I’ve seen brides being given away by their sons who in some cases are younger than 10. I think the only stipulation is that it needs to be someone you love.
Post # 12
ok thanks for the input ladies. i feel better about my decision now.
he was originally going to be our ring bearer but FH’s nephew could do it instead so he can give me away =)
Post # 13
When my dad and stepmom got married, her two sons (11 & 12 at the time) gave her away, one on each arm.
Post # 14
Rules or not my 14 year old son will be walking me down the aisle. I told my dad he could sit this one out and just enjoy (encore bride here). My family is really excited and think its a wonderful gesture. Most of all my son feels he has the most important role in the wedding and is super excited about doing it.
Post # 16
@FutureMrsMcK ok so its not as off as i thought it was..just every wedding ive been to theres usually a father escorting the bride but now im feeling more comfortable in my decision
@Cheeks11awesome! it was actually my moms idea but when she mentioned i dont think she was serious but then i thought “you know what, that sounds like a good idea”