Post # 1
So I’ve been reading the thread http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/who-gives-this-womanno-taking-traditional-pieces-out-of-my-ceremony and I have a question. My dad is walking me down the aisle, but I don’t want to include the question, "Who gives this woman away?". What is another way to phrase it so that my dad still gets to show is support but I’m not seen as is property. I mean, I respect my dad and his opinions (and he loves my Fiance btw), but I’m 32.
I’m writing our ceremony since we are having a small outdoors ceremony and we aren’t getting married by a minister or priest. Any ideas?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Mrs. Cupcake had a great idea in one of her planning posts…let me see if I can find it!
Post # 5
Oohh I like that! Thanks Bruschetta!
Post # 6
Do you need to include a question like this at all? Couldn’t your dad just walk you down the aisle, hug/shake hands with Fiance, give you a kiss and then go sit down? That seems symbolic enough to me.
I don’t remember hearing this "who gives this woman" at weddings that I’ve been to and I suspect that few people (including your dad) would really miss it.
Post # 7
I LOVED Mrs. Cupcake’s idea!!
My fav part of Steel Magnolias is when the dad yells, "Her mother and I do!!" Haha.
Post # 8
My officiant asked, "Who presents this woman to be married?" and my Dad replied, "Her mother and I do."