Mom and dad giving me away.

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
12460 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

You are being ridiculous and unreasonable. It is more than appropriate for a mother to walk a  daughter or a son for that matter down the aisle. I’ve attended countless weddings where both parents walked. 

Since you put this in the etiquette forum, etiquette does not involve itself in these choices at all. If you are talking about long time tradition, to put things in perspective, it was also traditional at one time that couples rarely divorced! 

This isn’t even a close call. Your daughter’s wedding day is no place for threats. 

Do the right thing. 

Post # 17
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

scissorgirl :  the title and post also strike me as odd on this one.

Post # 23
2586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

daddyo :  I gave my dad about six months notice. I knew for six months prior to that and only told him when I did because he explicitly asked. 

Post # 24
12460 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

daddyo :  I see nothing wrong with your ex asking to have the seating take the obviously still bitter relationship between the two of you into account. In fact, it’s probably a wise move. 

I’m also not sure why your daughter needed to tell you about the logistical details before now. It’s not a competition. 

Post # 25
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

daddyo :  you’re very welcome. It does sound like a tough situation, but also sounds like you’re doing what you can to make it a special night for your daughter by making amends. By The Way I think it’s very sweet that you were looking forward to walking her down the aisle! 🙂

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