(Closed) Mother and father walking me up the isle

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it’s nice that you would have both your parents walk you down the aisle, but I wonder what your mom is going to do once she walks you down the first half? Follow you and your dad up to her seat in the front? I think you should just have both of them walk you the whole way. We had our mothers walked in by our brothers, and then they went up front and lit our unity candles. You could always give her another role in the ceremony instead of walking you down the aisle. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

My friend had her mom and dad walk her down the aisle together.  Personally i dont see the point.  The mother of the bride usually comes down with a groomsmen right before anyone else.  And that is taking away from the father having his own moment. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think its really nice that you want to include your mother but i agree with AlliRae in the sense you should just have both of them walk you all the way down the aisle. This is typical in Jewish ceremonies and I always thought it was really special.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m having my mom and stepdad both walk me down the aisle.  I have a really big staircase to walk down and I’ll meet them at the bottom of the stairs (there is no room for 3 people to walk together).  I think it’s an excellent way to honor both of your parents.  

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am having both of my parents walk me down the aisle.  They both raised me and had a big part of my life!  This would be easier on my mom too as she is less likely to be a bawling mess if she knows people are watching her come down the aisle with me!  

These days anything goes, but I think it might work easier if both your  parents walk the full way with you, otherwise it may look a bit awkward or like you had second thoughts of who walked you down the aisle! Good luck!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m also having both of my parents walk me down the aisle. I’m sure your parents won’t mind if you do it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m having my mother and uncle (dad was never around, my uncle was like a dad to me) walk me down the aisle together.

I think you should have them both walk you down the aisle. I don’t really like the idea of them each walking you part way down the aisle,

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If your Mom walks you only part way, then I suggest that you and your Dad stop and wait while a groomsman escorts her to her seat.

Often when someone walks a bride only half way, it is a situation involving biological and step-parent issues.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My dad walked me down and we picked my mom up at the end of her aisle and she walked with us up to the alter. Kinda awkward but my oldest sister did it and I didn’t want to hurt her feelings bu breaking tradition.
However, I also had my parents light the mother of the bride candle instead of just my mom. I didn’t want a random groomsmen escort my mom up since I don’t have any brothers. Then my dad just walked back up the aisle.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve seen the bride walked down the aisle by both parents and it was sweet.  However, I do think it would be awkward if you split their duty in half.  It would almost seem to me (as a pretend guest) that they can’t stand each other so much that they had to separate, you know?  When I first read your OP, I had assumed they are divorced!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m walking with both parents, one on each side. It seems more simple than trying to switch off, but if that is what you want i suggest just practicing it a bunch til you get it figured out in an easy and elegant way

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