Mom wants to walk me down the aisle too?

posted 2 months ago in Family
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Why not have both your parents escort you down the aisle? It doesn’t cost youi anything, no time, no money, and makes her happy.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Is it really such a big deal to share the moment with you mom too?  It sounds like it’s something that’s really important to her and it won’t hurt you in any way.  Are your parents divorced or something?  I’m (non-practicing) Jewish and I’m having both my parents walk me down the aisle becaue I think it’s really sweet and not as antiquated as the father giving away the daughter.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

irishbride2018 :  Yeah I would just let my mom join the walk. Its not worth fighting about. If you want a special moment with your dad then what about the daddy/daughter dance? 

Post # 5
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Worker bee

Just tell her you prefer to have that moment with your father. Maybe find something else that’s special that she can do. I don’t know why you should just give in to what she wants when it’s your wedding and you want it to just be you and your dad.  “I’ve always dreamed of having dad walk me down the aisle and I appreciate your understanding. How about you help me with xyz.”

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Maybe your mother would like a special moment with you too? Both walking you down the aisle is a special memory both your mother and father can share together. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah my controlling nmom tried that. I told her no. Mothers and daughters get many special moments together. My dad and I got far less, so that one was for us. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I am not Jewish but had both of my parents walk me down the aisle. It was lovely!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Both of my parents walked me down the aisle, too. It was lovely and I know it meant a lot to my mom to be included.  Are you having a father-daughter dance later? Could that be your special moment with just your dad?

Post # 10
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Honey bee

I walked down the aisle with my husband and both daughters, when they married. And guess what? It had nothing to do with religion or ethnicity.

I’ve always believed the origins of having a male relative escort the bride and “giving her away” is both archaic and sexist.

Having both parents walk with the bride, and sometimes parents walk with the groom has become the norm, in our family/social circle, and yep, nothing to do with religion/ethnicity.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

irishbride2018 :  I totally get this. I lost my Dad 2 months before my wedding. My mom was adamant about walking me down the aisle with my sister. But it just didn’t feel right. In my mind, that was supposed to be my Dads job. I went along with her request at first, but I stood up for myself a week before the wedding. 

I told her that this was something that was important to me to do with Dad. And because he can’t, I want to walk alone as a nod to him. But I did ask her if she’d stand with me at the front to give me away. 

I think your mom will understand if you’re honest and kind about it. Mine did. I was surprised that she was so understanding because of how emotional everything has been for her. 

Good luck! 

Post # 12
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Worker bee

 2XMOB :  That’s fantastic for you, but the OP is asking for help on how to handle her mom, not what your family traditions are or your opinion on fathers walking daughters down the aisle. The OP states she wants her father only to walk her down the aisle, we don’t need to question why or to try to change her mind about it.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I want both of my (divorced) parents to walk me down the aisle because they both helped raise me (more so my mom). I’m not Jewish

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Of course it’s your choice, but choices have consequences and you risk hurting your mother’s feelings and implying that she would ruin your special moment with your dad by also participating. Unless you have long-standing issues with your mom, I don’t think this is worth the hurt you might cause her.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Both my parents walked me down the aisle and it was lovely. I loved having them both there to support me. They are divorced, none of us are religious. I don’t feel like my parents’ property but if I belong to one of them, I belong to both of them equally. They both raised me and I love them both equally. It sounds like you’ll really hurt your mom’s feelings if you don’t let her do this, you just have to decide if it’s worth seriously hurting her feelings over.

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