Post # 1
So I am walking solo down the aisle. I had planned on asking my Mum, but she isn’t well enough – so I decided not to as I know she would have loved to, but it just isn’t physically possibly.
I have three brothers – but have decided to walk myself down 🙂
Anyone else who is I’d love to hear from you – or anyone who has, pics are welcome 🙂
Post # 3
My dad passed away in 2009, and I had originally planned on asking my best female friend to walk me down the aisle as we have been through a lot together…
But it caused an awful lot of tension between me and my mum. She wanted me to ask my uncle, my male cousin… and was appauled that I didn’t ask her, so I’ve told them all I am walking down on my own because no one can replace my dad. That way no one gets offended too…
Post # 4
I am walking half way down by my self where he is meeting me in the middle and we will finish the walk together. Since we are “older” (40’s) I think this is so symbolic to our lives.
Post # 5
@tobikay: Great idea. I think we will borrow it.
Post # 6
My dad passed away about a week ago, but I made the decision long before that I’d be walking down the aisle by myself. My parents suggested my uncle, who is like a father, but he has a daughter (one of my BMs) and I want the first person he walks down the aisle to be her. We’ll include him by asking him to do a reading. So, by myself it’ll be!
Post # 7
I picked other. I recently asked my stepdad to walk me down the aisle (a way to include him) BUT if my father is there, then my family on his side will get offended and it might cause drama. So if my father does show up to the wedding, I will walk myself. I always wanted to walk myself anyway.
Post # 8
@Beezysbreezy: I am so sorry about your loss 🙁 You seem like such a considerate person to think that about your uncle and cousin. It makes me happy to know there are still good people in the world!
I originally wanted my brother to walk me down the aisle because my father and I haven’t spoken for over a year. I am getting married in England because I live here now, and my family lives in the US. My brother just started some new training in the military and is now unable to attend the wedding, which is heartbreaking for me. I asked my Mom tonight if she can walk me down the aisle, so that is what’s happening!!
Post # 9
I walked myself down the aisle because my Dad stresses me out, and I’m not a fan of the whole giving away thing. I was nervous when I thought about it leading up to the wedding but that day I was fine! I actually started like booking it down the aisle before I remembered I was supposed to walk slow.
One thing that helped me though is having a friend stay behind so you aren’t left alone waiting to walk in. That was the part I was nervous about! She helped tell people when to walk, etc. and snuck in after I made my way up front.
Post # 10
We’re not having an aisle (DW in central park) but I am walking myself
Post # 11
Walked myself, because Dad doesn’t deserve the honor (and never even showed up to my wedding) and step-dad walked mom down the aisle.
I was nervous aabout it at first, but once I got going and realized I wasn’t tripping, everything was ok. I don’t regret doing it, and actually, I found it empowering. So it goes. Hopefully you have the same experience.
Post # 12
Thanks everyone 🙂
I am so worried that I will trip as I am really uncoordinated and get nervous when people look at me.
@Natalieh86: Thanks for the advice on having a friend there with you. I was worried being left there alone that I would chicken out at the thought of everyone staring at me!
Post # 13
I’m also walking half way alone and then Fiance is meeting me to walk the rest of the way together. My father passed away and honestly I just don’t picture myself walking down the aisle with anyone else. Noone else can really “give me away” in my mind. So that is why I’m doing it this way.
Post # 14
If the weather is nice, Fiance will be at the top of a flight of stairs on the deck, and I will come outside, meet him at the top, and he will walk with me down the steps and down the aisle. If it’s crappy, and we do the ceremony inside, I will walk myself. I had always planned to walk myself. But Fiance really wanted me to make my entrance down the steps. But I’m a clutz and would fall, so I came up with that idea. And I just kind of like the idea of us going down the aisle together.
Post # 15
@louiseW: That’s what I thought too! I called her my “Aisle Pusher” haha.
Post # 16
I am not sure on this… I have no relationship with my Dad, but don’t want to offend his family. I might have my Dad walk me and then have my first dance with my stepdad… I’ve also considered walking myself and then skipping the first dance?