(Closed) Walking down the aisle alone…?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
7440 posts
Busy Beekeeper

You can walk alone, with your mother or with you almost husband. It isn’t not weird. There are many options. Its a day to celebrate the two of you. Do as you wish!

Post # 3
4556 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I don’t think it’s weird at all or that people will think it’s weird.

I’ve lost both of my parents, I’m an only child and my grandpa died the day after I got engaged. I’m walking down by myself, I mean, who else is there to do it? lol

Post # 4
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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futuremrshaug:  It is not uncommon for a woman to walk alone down the aisle even if her father is still alive and they have a good relationship. A lot of women just don’t agree that they can be “given away” by anyone.

Post # 5
1819 posts
Buzzing bee

I walked alone because I want to. I got a little nervous about it but it’s the only thing I’ve known I wanted since I was little. Do what feels right to you, trust your gut!

Post # 6
6430 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I walked alone and I don’t think that anyone found it strange. My sister also walked down the aisle alone at her recent wedding.

Post # 7
7866 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I walked alone, and no one thought it was strange at all. Why does a woman NEED someone to walk her down the aisle?

Post # 8
10 posts
  • Wedding: August 2016

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futuremrshaug:  My son is walking me down the aisle…he’s 8  we thought it would be a lovely way to include him in the ceremony. I say do whatever makes you happy.

Post # 9
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My dad died when i was 5.  I had a photo charm of him on my bouquet,  and my mom and my brother both walked me down the aisle.   I also had a brother sister dance.  The song was ” you’ve got a friend in me, ” by Randy Newman. 

Post # 10
27 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

So sorry for your loss. I think it’s so sweet that you’re honoring your Dad with a charm on your bouquet. You said it best yourself, “If I can’t have my dad do it, then I would rather just walk alone.” He will be with you in spirit. It’s not weird at all for you to walk by yourself. 

Post # 11
3080 posts
Sugar bee

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futuremrshaug:  You won’t really be alone – you will feel him walking with you. HUGS! 

Post # 12
6 posts
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’m so sorry for your loss. My dad passed away very suddenly last November, so I am pretty much in the same boat as you are. I plan on walking alone. Everyone that I have spoken to thinks that it is fine, and I feel good about it. No one can replace my dad, and I don’t feel like I could give the honor of “giving me away” to anyone else.

Bottom line, it’s your wedding, so do what makes you happy and comfortable! 

Post # 13
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I plan on walking alone. Another option (if you’re both interested) is for you and your Fiance to walk in together, that’s what my parents did.

Post # 14
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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futuremrshaug:  I prefer a lone bride.  And there is certainly nothing weird about it.  If that’s what you want then that’s what you should do.  Don’t fake it with an escort you dont feel genuine about, be true to what you feel.

Post # 15
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

So sorry for your loss!  I don’t think it’ll be weird at all.  I’m walking alone.  Or with my 5 year old, haven’t made up my mind.  But I think I’m going to walk alone.  My mom was like…  WHAT?!?!  when she heard I was gonna do it alone but I guess she’s from more old fashioned?  Lol it’s definitely an old tradition but I don’t think there’s anything wrong or weird with you walking alone!

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