(Closed) issues with no family

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Did you want all the family to walk down the aisle?

I’d suggest this:


-Any siblings (can be reversed with grandparents if you think that is better)

-His parents

-His groomsmen paired with your bridesmaids who are not walking down with you


-You and your cousin and sister


That’s basically what we did at my brother’s wedding. The amount of family was also very lopsided, due to step parents and a ton of step kids… it is totally fine if the sides aren’t balanced, and it’s a nice gesture to the family to include them if you two want to.

Post # 4
17 posts

Dear Almost Duffy,

It makes me sad to read your posting.  I too did not have much family alive when I got married.  I have since divorced, but decided to walk down the aisle with the groom.  It seemed like the right choice for us, as we were forging ahead in life together. 

You should do whatever makes your heart comfortable–if that is walking down the aisle with your sister, or even walking down the aisle by yourself.  Don’t let the “shoulds” and “everybody else does” get you down. 

Good luck,


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

Aw girl, I only had one family member at my wedding. My cousin, and he is a relative by marriage, but a relative nonetheless. He walked me down the aisle and I am forever grateful for it. We didn’t do a father/daughter dance since I don’t have one, so my hubs opted to not have a mother/son dance. No one gave me away, no traditional family stuff. His family totally understood. There were a lot of them too, and they were so great to me, totally accepting me into their family. Is your cousin male? If so, maybe have him walk you down. Or if your sister isn’t a Bridesmaid or Best Man, have her walk you.

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