Post # 1
My parents are divorced and I haven’t been in contact with my dad for many years. I’ve been deliberating over who should walk me down the aisle. I could ask my mother, but not sure she would want to as she’s pretty traditional and she wants me to invite/ask my dad. I read in another post about some cultures where its traditional for the groom and bride to walk together. I am half Burmese-Chinese (grandparents from Burma) and did a quick google and apparently they do this in Burmese wedding ceremonies. Would it be weird to do this?? What are your thoughts? Any other suggestions? We are not having a church wedding, it will be outdoors. I feel like I will be too nervous to walk alone.
Post # 2
I don’t see anything weird about any of your three options you gave (mother, groom, self). If that’s what speaks to y and your fiancé, you should do it.
If you want something more “traditional” do you have a brother or another male role model in your life who was like your dad growing up?
Post # 4
We did it! My dad died when I was young, and my mom refused to come to the wedding (she wanted me to marry my ex). So we found that in Finnish weddings the man and woman walk together down the aisle – so that’s what we did.
Post # 5
I like it when brides and grooms walk together. I love my dad to pieces but I never want to be “given away”. Of course we word it slightly different now and say brides are simply accompanied down the aisle, but I still see symbolism in that. I’ve proposed to my fiancé that we walk together. The other option is that I walk myself.
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Post # 7
Thanks everyone! Yes I’m thinking we will walk together. We’re planning to do photos first anyway so we can just travel together to the venue.
BubblesandCupcakes : love it! I don’t want to be ‘given away’ either…I don’t belong to anyone!
Post # 8
My parents walked up together in their wedding. My mom was a widow, and her father said he had walked her up the aisle once already and didn’t want to do it again.
Post # 9
I love this idea! My Darling Husband and I were really torn about whether to walk together down the aisle or have both of our parents walk us down the aisle (i.e., me with my parents, him with his parents). We ended up going with parents because we wanted them to be included in the ceremony somehow, but I think it’s so lovely and symbolic when couples walk in together.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
My parents walked down the aisle together. Nothing weird about it at all 🙂
Post # 11
We walked 1/2 way together.
Groom’s parents walked him 1/2 way, then he stopped and waited for me. I walked half way alone then we arrived at the front together.
It was perfect. ❤
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2015 - Beautiful place.
Where o come from is a tradition for the groom to walk down the aisle with his mother, my ex did and he got amazing pictures, so I think is lovely. But maybe that’s because it’s how is done here.. although I’ve been to weddings in Europe and USA that this didn’t happen and it was nice too..
Post # 13
I want fi to meet me half way and then we walk together. How I envision it – he walks down with the grooms party, the bridal party walks down, I start walking, and he walks up to meet me. ‘Entering marriage together/equally/on equal footing’ (something like that).
Post # 14
My Darling Husband had his back to me as I started to walk down the aisle and as I got closer the minister tapped him on the shoulder and I stopped so he could turn around, see me, then come to me and we linked arms and walked to the alter together. It was so beautiful. He was balling. One of my favorite moments for sure!
Post # 15
We did this too, – although it would be a push to call it an aisle!
I was 46 and we’d been together ages, it just seemed right for us that we were going into this together, arm in arm. Nobody was giving me away to anyone.