(Closed) Mother walking me down isle…Any others who've done this?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2247 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My Maid/Matron of Honor had her mom walk her down the aisle. She had her dad there who hasn’t been in the picture pretty much her entire life (sounds similar to your dad, minus the marriage/divorce). As far as I know it didn’t cause any drama. I believe her dad DID say something infering he would be the one to walk her down the aisle and she just said “Sorry, I’d rather Mom walk me. We’re closer.”

Her mom even got a little carried away with her spur of the moment speech saying thank you to her dad for having a bit of help in creating her, “you know, with your DNA or something I guess”. Her mom isn’t one to low blow but most of us snickered a bit and still no drama!

Post # 4
3146 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My mom walked me down the aisle. But since my dad has never been in my life, he wasn’t invited. So no drama 🙂

Post # 5
3848 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@plpinkinsa2001:   My mom will be walking me down the aisle.  My father passed away several years ago.   

It is your choice who, if anyone, walks you down the aisle. 

Post # 6
5622 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Both my mom and her husband are walking me down the aisle, one on each side of me!

Post # 8
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

@plpinkinsa2001:  I was just thinking about this and made a post asking for photos!! There was never any doubt my mother would walk me, but people keep asking who’s going to (brother, fh’s dad, etc). Unless you want both parents to walk you down, I think it should be pretty obvious to everyone who will be walking beside you. 


Post # 9
2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@plpinkinsa2001:  My mom walked me down halfway, then we met my (step)dad and I walked the rest of the way with both of them



Post # 10
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@plpinkinsa2001:  I asked my sister to escort me. Im really glad I did, she and I have our moments of tension but she was really my rock that day (I was totally surprised.) My dad was not invited to my wedding and it crossed my mind that he might find out where it was and show up…but I knew my husband, his father or my stepfather would have taken care of that rather quickly as they knew he was not welcome.

Our ceremony was really non-traditional so no one said anything- I did have a few people ask me at the reception where my father was, but a simple “he’s not invited” was enough to shut them up.

Post # 11
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I walked down the aisle with both my parents. They have been divorced for years and I have always lived with my mom, so I couldn’t imagine not sharing such an important moment with her.

Post # 12
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@plpinkinsa2001:  My father was a deadbeat dad and has since passed away.  My mother remarried but I will be having my mom and grandma walk me down the aisle.  I wouldn’t be who I am today without those two and I want to honor them and all they’ve done for me.  They were both extremely honored to be asked and we’re all looking forward to it.  It sounds like your mom has always been your rock and you shouldn’t feel bad.

Post # 14
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My mom will be walking me down the aisle, my father has never been in my life so this will be a huge moment for my mom and I. We are both huge crybabies so I can just imagine all the tears lol

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