(Closed) Mom & Dad… Someone’s going to get hurt. Help!

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As it’s traditionally (at least in Christian weddings) the father’s job, and your father raised you, I’m not sure why there’s even a question here, I wouldn’t even consider having her escort me in that situation. Why do you think she is suggesting this?  I was raised by both parents, have a good enough relationship with both, and will only have my father escort me–my mother will begin the processional by walking with her father or my brother. It’s a little different if you’re coming from a Jewish background where both parents participate in the processional…in which case, since that’s the tradition, why can’t they walk you down together?

 

 

Post # 4
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7606 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

To be honest, I think you should let your dad walk you the whole way down the aisle.  It sounds like he’s been the bigger part of your life and it’s traditional for the father to walk the daughter down the aisle anyway…why change things for a mother who wasn’t there so much while you were growing up?  Maybe I’m being harsh, I’m sorry.  I just don’t think it’s fair for your dad to have to stop walking you halfway and then go sit down.  At the very least, let him do the actual “giving away” part.

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