Post # 1
Back story- My mom and dad divorced when I was in 2nd grade, my mom basically raised me. My dad and I have an ok relationship off and on. He calls every week to check in etc….. I am getting married soon, really soon. I am thinking of having them both walk me down but wanted others thoughts. My fiance thinks its weird. Also the walkway is cobblestone for the first half which means we will be squished a bit but figure the honor would be worth it. I won’t just have one of them do it because I am worried about feelings getting hurt. My other option is doing alone. Would love advice on this
Post # 3
I don’t think it weird. Both of my parents raised me, and there no reason why only my father should have the honor of walking me down the asile, I don’t buy into the whole father giving away his daughter thing, I’m am not an object to be transfered from my Dad to Fi.
I think given your relationship your father is lucky you even want him there. In my experience I seen it both ways just Dad or male, seen just mom, and seen both parents walk their kids down the asile. I don’t think it looks wierd and I doubt anyone one of your guest are going to care. Do what makes you most comfortable on your Day. It’s a very personal choice and ultimately you should have the final call whom walks you down the aisle.
Post # 4
It’s not weird – in fact it’s a tradition in some cultures (e.g., Jewish tradition). My sister only had my dad walk her down but my BIL had both his parents walk him (that I admit looked a bit odd in my opinion but tradition is tradition!) I think you need to do what you feel most comfortable with.
Post # 5
Hmm…could you start with your Dad and then switch to your mom half way? Or maybe have both parents walk in front and you walk behind?
If you have the aisle space, for sure both of them walking with you would be ideal =)
Post # 6
@TwoCityBride: Agree! I’m having both of my parents walk me down the aisle, too. I think that as long at they’re ok with it, then you should do it!
Post # 7
my parents divorced when I was around 6 or so. I plan to have both parents walk out before me with their SO’s. Stop (SO continue on). Wait for me. I start walking alone. Meet in the middle. And both walk me down the end of the aisle.
Post # 8
My parents are recently divorced and I had both of them walk me down the aisle. I’m so glad I did, and I love the pictures of the three of us walking down!
Post # 10
I am leaning toward both, I just don’t know how my dad is going to react, not that I care. I just don’t want too much drama
Post # 11
I’m going to have my dad and step-dad walk me down the aisle, because they both raised me. My dad has an issue with this, but if he doesn’t like it, he doesn’t have to walk me down at all. I’m very headstrong though and don’t put up with my dad’s (or anyone else’s) BS. I think having more than one person walk you down the aisle is getting more common these days as the divorce rate is pretty high lol.
Post # 12
Both of my parents walked me down the aisle. My mom was espicialily excited to do this. I admit it was a tad bit awkward with a parent on each arm and trying to hold my bouquet up straight and not trip in my 3 inch heels in grass, but in the end the looks on both my parents faces was worth it all. We also got some great pictures of all 3 of us together- you can just see the love & pride in their eyes.
Post # 13
I am having my mom and dad walk me. Same as you, my parents divorced when I was in 3rd grade, my mom raised us, and my dad probably talk once a month. I think its a great Idea