(Closed) Walking down the aisle alone

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Even though you’re sure he will attend, since he has threatened to not attend the wedding, I would just plan on having your mom walk you down. If he questions that you can simply tell him or anyone else that since he wasn’t even sure he would attend the wedding you asked your mom to walk you down the aisle. I know having a male family member do it is traditional, but if your mom was the one who raised you I think she deserves the honor. If he then says he’ll come and wants to walk you, I’d just tell him that you already asked your mom and don’t feel that it would be fair to her to change your mind, she’s already excited about it, etc.

Post # 4
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726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am in that situation, sort of, except I haven’t seen my dad in 2 years. (before that, 6 years). The only contact I have with him is on facebook and when my fiance proposed, I sent my dad a message letting him know. It took him 2 months to get back to me and when he did, he said under no circumstances would he allow me to get married. I told him that my fiance asked my mom’s blessing and it still didn’t appease him. He said that if he refused to give me away, then I can’t get married. He also implied that he would stop the wedding if he did show up. So, I told him my brother will walk me down the aisle. Before he got off facebook, he gave me a number to reach him at and my mom called him to talk to him about it. When she got off the phone with him, she told me that she doesn’t think he’d actually do anything at the wedding but that she’s going to tell her boyfriend and a couple of other people to be on the lookout for it just in case.

 

Its a bad situation that we are both in. I think you should have the person that you feel has been there for you the most walk you down the aisle. You’ll look back on it much more fondly that way.

Post # 4
Member
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am in that situation, sort of, except I haven’t seen my dad in 2 years. (before that, 6 years). The only contact I have with him is on facebook and when my fiance proposed, I sent my dad a message letting him know. It took him 2 months to get back to me and when he did, he said under no circumstances would he allow me to get married. I told him that my fiance asked my mom’s blessing and it still didn’t appease him. He said that if he refused to give me away, then I can’t get married. He also implied that he would stop the wedding if he did show up. So, I told him my brother will walk me down the aisle. Before he got off facebook, he gave me a number to reach him at and my mom called him to talk to him about it. When she got off the phone with him, she told me that she doesn’t think he’d actually do anything at the wedding but that she’s going to tell her boyfriend and a couple of other people to be on the lookout for it just in case.

 

Its a bad situation that we are both in. I think you should have the person that you feel has been there for you the most walk you down the aisle. You’ll look back on it much more fondly that way.

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