Post # 1
Unfortunately my dad is out of the picture. I’ve had people suggest to me that my Fiance and I walk down the aisle together as a “mature” couple ( I thought that was a nice idea, but a stupid comment) or have a close male family member or friend walk me down the aisle.
I think I just want to walk down the aisle alone, but I’m scared I will be too nervous.
Post # 3
I think a bride walking alone is so beautiful and symbolic. It’s like saying “I have made the decision to marry this man” rather than the somewhat dated tradition of the father “giving” his daughter to her new husband. Mrs. Cheese walked by herself.. Take a look here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/07/13/its-time/
Post # 4
Hmm…is your mom in the picture? If so, and if you would like it, I have seen brides without a father or father figure walk with their mothers. I always thought it was really sweet. Personally, I would rather walk alone (or with my mom) than have to scrounge up a male relative that I might not be too close with to walk me down the aisle. I also think walking down the aisle with your Fiance is a good idea!
Post # 5
Early on, my mom asked me who was going to walk me down the aisle (I too don’t have a dad in the picture). Someone she twisted me into letting her do it, although I kind of want to walk down alone. I think she will be a blubbering mess and turn me into a blubbering mess.
Post # 6
I have to say, I love my dad and it’s nice he’s walking down the aisle BUT I love a solo walking bride. I think it’s quite a “moment”. If you think you can handle this, don’t worry about what your guests will think. YOu’ll be breath taking.
Post # 7
I know that traditionally in Sweden the couple walks together and I think that has a great feel because you are coming into the marriage together.
Post # 8
Yes, VirginiaMarie! It’s just so beautiful, right?
Post # 9
I have seen a bride walking alone down her aisle and it was one of the most beautiful wedding moments I can recall. She was just beaming and radiant, smiling at every person. It didn’t strike me as unusual at all, until I got more into the wedding world and realized that most brides still have someone walk them.
I was intent on walking by myself until my mother wore me down. If it means something to my dad, then I’m willing to give that to him. And of course it is nice to have someone to lean on during a walk that might be tinged with nerves and, in my case, heels on grass.
If you want to walk by yourself, do it! Your bridesmaids can help calm your nerves right before the ceremony. If there isn’t anyone you can think of that you want to walk you, then just do it yourself.
Post # 10
I SERIOUSLY considered walking down the aisle by myself – my dad isn’t in the picture and my grandfather died last May..I ultimately ended up asking my brother – but if I didn’t have a brother I 100% would have walked down by myself!!
Post # 11
I had a friend in the same situation – no dad or mom in the picture – and she walked alone and it was lovely!!! Do what works for you. I do love the bride walking towards the groom personally, I think it makes for such a special moment of coming together in front of everyone….but that is just my romantic side 🙂
Post # 12
My dad died when I was a teenager and I’ve thought about walking myself down the aisle, but I know that I would lose it and be blubbering mess thinking about how much I wish he was there.
I asked my brother to do it. I’m counting on him to make an inappropriate remark right before the big moment that gets me giggling instead of crying.
I think the symbolism of walking yourself down is beautiful, but I really need someone to lean on.
Post # 13
Mrs. Mouse did as well and got some greeeat pics of it!
Post # 14
My father won’t be at the wedding, so I have asked my mother and she is excited to walk me down the aisle. I think in this day and age anything goes. Whatever feels right for you! And if I didn’t have Mom, I would walk by myself!
Post # 15
Thanks so much for all your input! I definitely love the idea of walking alone, but I think my mom would be so proud to walk me down the aisle, since she’s been the one there for me.
I have some thinking to do!
Post # 16
I’m probably walking myself. Would have been my mom, but she is officiating. I have an uncle I am very close with and who is helping me pay for the wedding, and I asked him to do it, but he recently had hip surgery and may not be up to it. I am perfectly fine walking myself, and I am actually kind of looking forward to it. I will have my friends with me right beforehand, so it’s just that moment when I will walk out that I will be alone, but I also feel like it will give me a chance to be in my head with my thoughts and really appreciate what will be happening to me in a few short moments!