(Closed) Walking down the aisle by mom?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Did your mother walk you down the aisle/Did you have a "mother-daughter" dance?
    walked me down the aisle : (18 votes)
    45 %
    had a "mother-daughter" dance : (7 votes)
    18 %
    neither : (15 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My father is deceased so my mother walked me down the aisle. We did a “parent-child” dance and invited all our guests to dance with their parents. Later I had the DJ play Dancing Queen, which is my mother’s favorite song. Everyone danced to that, so it was kind of a fun, informal thing.

    Post # 18
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think having your mom walk you down the aisle is really sweet… but I do think a mother-daughter dance would be a little weird.

    Post # 19
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    I think you should do what you want to do.  It’s your big day and if your Mom is important to you, I’m sure she’d be happy to escort you down the aisle and dance with you as well.  ~ I had both of my parents walk down the aisle and I did a combined father-mother-daughter dance.  I chose a lengthier song and split the time between my Dad and Mom.  The time with my Mom was extra-special and emotional, as she’s one of my best friends. 

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My father died when I was 11.  I was going to have my grandfather walk me down the aisle, but he died suddenly the day after our engagement party.  My mother assumed the role, ( I never asked) at this point I was planning on walking solo. I have always been very independent, but she is very excited about it, and has lost almost 40 lbs in preparation.   My ffil is going to be doing the father daughter dance with me.

    Post # 21
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My brother will be walking me down the isle, but my mother will be meeting me part way and then giving me away.  I am not sure if I am going to do a mother-daughter dance.  My mom wants to do one, but I’m not too thrilled with the idea, but I also don’t want to offend my mother.  I think you should do what you feel most comfortable doing.

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think it would be meaningful and touching!

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think it would be meaningful and touching!

    Post # 24
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I will be doing both a mother daughter dance, and she will be giveing me away.  My father was never part of my life,  and I could not image it any other way then my mother giving me away and doing a mom/daughter dance.

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee

    iT’S YOUR DAY. Do what you want. My father passed away when I was 15, so my amazing mom will be walking me down the isle.

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My brother walked me for about the same reasons, as you, that my dad didn’t and wasn’t even at my wedding. My brother and I danced to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere over the rainbow / What a wonderful world…..

    Post # 27
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Georgia Bee:  What song did you used for the ‘parent-child’ dance? I think that’s a great idea… I don’t know if my mom wants to do a mother-daughter dance, I’m not sure I want to either…while I’m fine with it – I kinda feel awkward about it…. and I think this might be a good chance to keep the spotlight off my sorta shy fiance….lol… and get everyone involved… I think it’s a great idea.

     

    I’m having a hard time choosing a song to have my mom walk me down the aisle to… I REFUSE to go traditional – and his mom is insisting that they walk him down the aisle too… which, I don’t mind – but now I have to choose another song…??? It’s only a small chapel – not much aisle to walk down lol

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think it’s a great idea. If you want your mom to walk you down the aisle, then that’s what you should do.

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I had my mom walk me down the aisle (even though she is a good 6 inches or so shorter than me) and we did a mother daughter dance.  My dad passed away almost 7 years ago.  We did the mother daughter dance at the same time my husband danced with his mom, to The Beatles “In My Life”.  It was a blast!

    Post # 30
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I’ve seen this done before and it was great! I would include your mom as you are hoping. Sounds like she deserves the honor and like it would make you happy.

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 1999

    Ive always wanted mum AND dad to accompany me up the aisle. Im not being given away, or walked up the aisle, they are accompanying me. Along with my sis as a bridesmaid (amongst 2 other bridesmaids and 3 bridesmen) and my brother and nephew (my sisters child) who will go in first. A family affair.

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