(Closed) Running out of time, clueless about the aisle walk

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Your wedding sounds beautiful. It can be overwhelming and a bit terrifying to think about walking down the aiste, I think having your fiance with you will help you feel less nervous.

I don’t have any suggestions b/c I’m in the same boat!

 

Post # 4
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764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t think there is anything wrong with a short walk. Maybe have a somewhat more popular song playing and when it gets to a significant time in the song, that can be when you walk. I’m not sure if I’m saying that right.

Post # 5
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49 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oh my gosh, are you getting married at the Caves?? If so, I’m wicked jealous ๐Ÿ™‚ I live in Glasgow now (but I’m also from across the Atlantic – are you a US transplant here too??) and when I dreamed of getting married over here, that was one of my favourites. We ended up getting married in Texas so my grandparents could attend, but we eschewed most wedding traditions too, including the torturous aisle-walk!

Here’s how we organized the whole shebang:

Because we loved the symbolism of being surrounded by friends and family, we arranged all of the chairs in a semi-circle (there’s another section out of frame on the right, to make a half-moon type shape):

Then, we all walked into the middle of the circle from what would be the bottom right of that picture, if that makes sense? It was all of a ten-step walk:

The bridal party walked out of that door over on the right first, down a few steps, and stood on either side of our little walkway. Then my dad and I walked out and met my then-fiance at the bottom of the stairs; together, then-fiance and I walked into the middle and our bridal party fell in to “close the circle,” so to speak. It was short and sweet, and not at all silly. It was a million times easier than walking down a big long aisle with everyone staring at me!

I don’t know exactly how you’re planning to set up the ceremony, but if you don’t want to walk down an aisle then don’t! Do what’s special and meaningful to you ๐Ÿ™‚

And if you’re working on vows, we wrote our ceremony and vows borrowing heavily from:

(Ceremony) http://www.indiebride.com/kvetch/index.php?t=msg&th=27325&start=0&S=4c4f465bc51402dc5dc4f89b55c54ec1

(Ceremony Readings) http://www.indiebride.com/kvetch/index.php?t=msg&th=2271&start=0&S=4c4f465bc51402dc5dc4f89b55c54ec1

(Vows) http://www.indiebride.com/kvetch/index.php?t=msg&th=5850&start=0&S=4c4f465bc51402dc5dc4f89b55c54ec1

Hope that helps somewhat! I’m psyched to hear about your wedding and live vicariously ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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49 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My second photo went away ๐Ÿ™ Take two:

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