(Closed) Walking down aisle alone???

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am so sorry he’d say something like that! I would rescind my request he walk me down the aisle! If he doesn’t support you, your Fiance, or your choices, you don’t need negativity on your wedding day! Do you have a brother, grandfather, or uncle you are close to who would be willing AND happy to give you away? Normally i’d suggest asking your mom, but she’s already said no. What is her reason behind not wanting to walk you down the aisle?


Good luck and I hope things get better!

Post # 4
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This is a nontraditional suggestion… but…you could always walk down the aisle with your Fiance.

I’m seriously considering this option, as I don’t like the thought of being “given” away.

Post # 6
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m another bee thats going in a nontraditional route… I’m not close with my father and my mother and step father are officiating the ceremony so they can’t walk with me and my grandfather died a few yrs ago… I started thinking about how usually the groom and groomsmen get to walk out all at the same time together at the very beginning and decided that my Maid/Matron of Honor and I will walk together… Afterall she’s been my friend for half my life and really she’s giving my friendship to him in a understanding that my FH will be my best friend and priority first from now on. Just my 2 cents good luck on whatever you choose

Post # 7
25 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with walking down the aisle alone.  It seems pointless to be forced to find a male to escort you just for tradition’s sake.  In the end, all eyes are on the bride anyway, and I think walking yourself down will not only show how strong and independent you are, but will feel more honest.  

Post # 9
298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was at a wedding recently where the bride walked down the aisle alone — I thought it was actually quite lovely.

Post # 10
2459 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I don’t have any family left so I will be walking solo, and I am totally cool with that

Post # 11
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am also planning on walking alone (at least right now I think so)…I’m a little nervous about it, too, but we’ll see!

Post # 12
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am walking myself down the aisle.  I have a good relationship with my dad.  I just think I’m a big girl and can give myself away. 😉

If your dad knows about your relationship history with your Fiance and the cheating, I think maybe you are giving him a bit of a hard time though.  I think most parents would be a bit saddened to see their child marrying someone who had cheated on them.  I’m not saying you shouldn’t marry your FH, just that you might consider your dad’s perspective and realize that his feelings have some validity.

I wish you good luck with whatever you decide. 🙂

Post # 13
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I went to a wedding where the girl walked alone down the isle….it looked great =) Keep positive energy on yor wedding day. I think I will walk with my mom, my dad died when I was 3 =( and my grandfathers are out of the country.

Post # 14
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I walked down the aisle myself. It’s more due to a philosophy I subscribe to but it also turned out to be less hassle logistic-wise. I have a good relationship with my dad but I don’t believe in the “giving away” tradition since there’s no property transaction involved. My church is also not a great proponent of that tradition. It also turned out to be convenient because the aisle is not too wide and I got to spread out my skirt as long and big behind me as I want.

Post # 15
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I walked down the aisle by myself. I made sure it was a very short aisle though because I was nervous, LOL. I think nowadays, anything goes and you should do what YOU want to do, what you feel comfortable with. I don’t think you should have to feel awkward or try to please another person and do something you don’t want to do on your wedding day. I’d walk by yourself or a close family member or friend.

Post # 16
11826 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Nothing wrong with walking solo.  If it were me, I wouldn’t want someone walking me down the aisle who didn’t support me and the marriage.

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