Post # 1
My father has never been a huge part of my life, actually he’s never really been any part of my life except drama and headaches. Therefore, I want my mother to walk me down the aisle. She has been the most amazing person in my life since day one. I am just wondering, has anyone else done this and if so, did you also have a “mother-daughter dance?” Please help!
Post # 3
My mother did not walk me down the isle, but I was recently at a wedding where the bride did have a mother daughter dance and it was very sweet. I think if your father has not been a huge part of your life then there is nothing wrong with having your mother walk you down.
Post # 4
I think that would be very special since she has been the one there for you
Post # 5
I went to a wedding once where there was a mother-daughter dance and a father-daughter dance… the bride was particularly close with both of her parents, I guess. I have to say that I thought the mother-daughter dance was a little awkward to watch, but they were both crying and loved it so all of the guests therefore thought it was sweet.
Post # 6
My mom & dad will be walking me down the aisle. If my dad wasn’t in the picture, I would still just have my mom. I’m not sure about the “dance” though, I feel that would be awkward. Maybe you can come up with something to do together at the wedding instead?
Post # 7
I don’t think it matters if anyone else on here has done that= I think it is just fine if you want to do that. My friend did! (Have her mother walk her down.)
Post # 8
I think you should have your mom walk you down the aisle if that’s who you want to do it. My dad has been involved in my life, but he is a douchebag. I’d never let him walk me down the aisle. I have an 8 year old son, and he’s walking me down the aisle, but if I didn’t have him, I’d have my brother do it or my Future Father-In-Law. Anybody BUT my dad. (I wouldn’t have my mom just because she has health problems and the physical act of walking me would be taxing for her.)
Post # 9
I plan to have my mother and uncle walk me down the aisle.
My uncle has been like a dad since he moved to NY when I was 10 , and my mother was my mom and dad all my life.
I’m also having a father/daughter dance with my uncle and a mother/daughter dance with my mom.
Post # 10
My father is deceased so my mom will be walking me down the aisle. I don’t plan on having a mother/daughter dance though. But if that is something that would be special to you, you should totally go for it!
Post # 11
I had my mom and dad walk me down the aisle. I had the normal stares for “breaking tradition”…eh who cares…those that knew the history with.my dad understood 🙂
Post # 12
My mom raised me as a single parent so she is definitely walking me down the aisle! She was shocked when I mentioned it though, and though I would have wanted to ask a male relative or family friend. To me it’s a no brainer though, I coudln’t imagine having anyone else.
Post # 13
One of my good friends from college was walked down the aisle by her mom, and they did a mother-daughter dance at the reception. It worked for them because her dad’s never been in the picture. I think it’s a really nice way to honor your mom.
Post # 14
I think it sounds lovely! I had both my parents walk me down the aisle. It’s tradition in Jewish weddings, but even if it weren’t, that’s what I would have done. I love my dad, and I’m particularly close to my mom.
Post # 15
My mum will be walking me down the aisle but we won’t be doing a dance. Thou I don’t think my dad and I would’ve done a father/daughter dance thou either if he was still alive. I may be wrong here thou but I don’t think the parent dances are actually too common in Australia OR maybe that is just within my friends…
Post # 16
@drumkitt I think it is absolutely adorable having your son walk you down the aisle.
@not eggplant, At one point I had thought about asking a really close male friend to walk me down but then it really hit me that I am an only child and I was raised by a single mother, there is no one more fit to walk me down besides my mom.
I’m not sure about the “mother-daughter” dance. I was just trying to get some opinion about it. However if I do have one I want to dance with her to “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood.