(Closed) Logistics- walking down the aisle

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

If both parents walk you down the aisle, make sure in advance that your ceremony venue has a very wide aisle.  Otherwise, it’s awkward – both to walk it and to watch it!!!!

Personally, I like the father/mother/parents to take the bride all the way up to the groom vs. meeting half-way.  I just think there’s more drama (in a good way!) to make him wait until you reach the alter area and meet him there.  Your photog will also be able to get more pictures of his expressions – and yours. 

Post # 5
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m planning to walk with my dad to the front row, hug him and my mom, and walk the rest of the way up alone (the same symbolic independence thing–I figure the wedding is symbolic of our togetherness, so I want to demonstrate my independence). I’ll make sure the first row of seats is far enough back from where I will stand that it is clear I am walking up alone without any sort of “giving away.”

Post # 6
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was going back and forth on thids for a while. My dad has not been there the way that he should, so I didn’t feel comfortable with him having this honor. I have decided to have Fi meet me halfway. I LOVE this idea and I am so happy with it. I will then have my family (mom, dad, brothers, and sisters) stand around us and when the Minister asks who gives me away they’ll all say “We do!”

Post # 7
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You might consider the traditional Jewish custom:  his parents escort him (maybe halfway?), then yours escort you.  Each set of parents could then sit down, and the two of you could continue the rest of the way together.  That way, the contributions of both sets of parents could be acknowledged, without the “giving away” thing.

Post # 8
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t mind the groom meeting you halfway down – althought I did see a wedding where each bridesmaid walked halfway down and then the groomsman met her halfway and escorted her from there – I didn’t like it for that (just seemed awkard).

I would say if you’re having both parents escort you and him meeting you halfway to make sure to practice the “hand off” (haha! not sure whatelse to call it) because there will be a lot of people in the aisle and it could look strange.

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