(Closed) Walking down aisle solo or with both parents?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@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
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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 # 9
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011


Post # 11
1481 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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

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