(Closed) Mom and dad giving me away but…

posted 13 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Could she be walked down the aisle as mom’s usually are, and then when you come down the aisle with your dad, your mom stands to join you and hugs/kisses you to give you away also? 

I would love my mom to walk down the aisle with me and my dad, because I’m really close to her and she’s basically been my honorary Maid/Matron of Honor through all of this… but I think my dad would be really hurt because it’s his shining moment, and one he’s been both dreading and waiting for forever… I’d be way too worried I’d offend him if I asked. (He’s a sensitive guy!) But I think that is a nice gesture and compromise, and one I might consider having my mom do as well!  

Post # 4
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Usually the weddings I’ve been to, everyone stands and watches the bride walk down the aisle. So if your mom has already gotton to the front row, once you reach the front and everyone sits she can remain standing. Are they saying anything when you reach the end of the aisle? You could have your mom say something. You know, like traditionally they’ll say "her mother and I do" when the officiant asks who presents the bride. So you could tailor that to your situation with your mom.

Is it completely out of the question to have them walk on either side of you? If you let them know it’s important, they might be willing to do that. 

Post # 5
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mary Alice has a great idea- everyone will be standing when you are your dad walk down the aisle, and your mom will probably be right on the aisle in the front row, so it should be easy for her to step into the aisle with you and your dad once you reach the end. How would you have the wording go, though? Would your dad say "her mother and I do" when asked who gives the bride away? Or would you like your mom to be to one to speak, that way she gets that glory and your dad gets to physically walk you down the aisle?

Post # 7
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Dont worry about it being odd that someone stands up to join or sits down etc.  Every ceremony is unique and as long as everyone knows where they go when, it wont look odd at all.

Post # 8
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I agree with Mary Alice’s suggestion.

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