(Closed) Walking Down the Aisle Alone

posted 7 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

You can also ask that the “who gives this woman away” part isn’t included – ceremonies can consist of whatever form and words you want, so if something doesn’t work for you it’s always possible to edit it or nix it entirely. I’m probably going to ask my mom and youngest brother to walk me, but if that doesn’t work out I thought about doing what another bee suggested and meeting Fiance halfway down then walking the rest together.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I walked down the aisle with both of my parents. It doesn’t just have to be a male that walks you down…what about your mom/grandma/aunt/sister? I just hope your dad wouldn’t be upset that you would have someone else walk you down. If you think he might, maybe you should do it alone. That is totally cool also!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m going to be having my mom and brother walk me.  My dad will be there, as will a couple of uncles, but I felt that the two people closest to me should give me away, even if it’s not traditional.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom walked down the aisle alone. She said it was the best option because her dad hardly raised her and she was already moved out with a kid and it just seems appropriate.

Her pictures turned out beautifully.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

When my brother got married last summer my sister-in-law’s mom walked her down the aisle. Her father wasnt even there because she doesnt have a relationship with him. She’s really close to her mom. It was really sweet that she asked her mom to do it. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am also planning on walking down the aisle alone. I like the idea of having my Fiance meet me half way. That seems appropriate, since the wedding is all about us joining together.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I can’t decide either, I would have had my dad walk me but he passed away in September so now I’m unsure. I was going to ask my brother. My mom brought up the idea of having my dad’s brother walk me down the aisle or my godfather. I never thought to ask my mother but she would probably be too emotional for that. But I’m glad I got to see some other options out there. I wouldn’t mind walking alone and getting a little quiet time to myself right before it all happens. 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Sway2012:  Yeah I think I’m going to bring up the idea to my mom, I think I would enjoy even those few seconds alone. I like the idea of my mom walking me a lot more though since joining this thread, but I don’t think she would really like the idea. So maybe I’ll bring that up when I go visit her this week or when we go away together for spa weekend in March. She’s basically my best friend and since my father passed, we’ve gotten even closer, but I’m afraid the day will be overwhelming enough without him there that she would be uncomfortable walking with me.

Any ideas how to ask her or if you faced something similiar bees?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you can do whatever you want to do…go for it!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am thinking about having my godmother walk me, because we are close and she has no children or husband so she has never had her own wedding and will never have one for anyone closer to her than I am. I think dad “giving you away” is kind of sexist so this is a good way to avoid it all together.

I think walking down the aisle alone wiould be a symbol of your strength and independence.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I still can’t decide if I want to walk down the aisle alone or not. When I pictured my wedding in my head, I always automatically imagined walking down the aisle alone. However, my dad is pretty excited to do the honors (I’m his only daughter). Things have been really tense in my family for the past year or so because my dad left my mom (very VERY long story), but I don’t want to him or anyone else to think I would leave him out as “punishment” or something, because that’s definitely not the case. *sigh* what to do?

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am a second time bride. Getting married for the second time because the first time just wasn’t right 🙁 But unfortunately, my parents who are extremely religious do not agree with remarriage. They believe in what the Bible says, and that a marriage is forever. They have already told me that they cannot bless my marriage to my fiance and will not be attending the wedding. I am CRUSHED because my first time married was a fast ceremony with NO ONE present but a witness whom we didnt even know! My dream was to have my father walk me down the isle. But since he will not be in attendance, I am having my close friend walk me down the isle. I’ve considered just going at it alone too! I don’t see anything wrong with it! I just am such a shy person, that I’m afraid I wouldn’t have the courage to do it! lol Good luck to you!!!!

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