Post # 1
Just wondering if anyone is planning to walk down the aisle with both parents. I’m seeing this trend a lot more these days. I always thought I’d walk down the aisle with my dad only, and in a way I don’t want to take that experience away from him, but at the same time I think it’s so sweet walking down with both parents. Mothers get jipped a bit! lol
Post # 3
I walked down the aisle with both my parents. They both had an equally important role in raising me so I think it’s only right. DH also walked down the aisle with both his parents.
Post # 4
I think you can walk down the aisle with whomever you want. I’m walking down with my son!
Post # 5
If both my parents were alive I definitely would, its the Argentine way 😉
And also have your FI’s parents bring him up if he would like.
I say go for it!
Post # 6
Its traditional in Judaism to walk down the isle with both parents, and though I’m not Jewish, I’m doing it that way too. Im close to both of my parents, but when it comes to realtionship stuff, Im defintely closer with my mom, so it wouldn’t make sense for me to not have her be part of that.
Post # 7
Like as Mrs.Argentina said; I am Argentine and that’s what we did.
Post # 8
I think it works either way. I’m just going to walk down with my dad, but it can be nice with both parents. Just make sure the aisle is big enough; my SIL walked with both parents in a teeny tiny church and they were squished the whole way down
Post # 9
I walked down with both parents as well as I didn’t feel it was appropriate for only my dad to have that honour – both parents raised me equally well. Also, I think my mom’s feelings would have been hurt had she not been able to walk me down the aisle. DH also walked both of his parents down the aisle to seat them and it was lovely.
Post # 10
My mom walked first but stopped close to the front, and then my dad walked me, and we joined up with my mom and they both walked me the last few steps. I liked it like that because it included both of them, but I still wanted my entrance alone with my daddy!
Post # 11
I would like to have both parents walk with me, the only issue is breaking that news to my dad – eek! I have a feeling he’s going to take it as a sign that he’s not good enough, instead of understanding that I want to include my mom too. (Also, I really hate the property gesture embedded in the dad “giving the daughter away” – I’m not property! I feel like that’s diffused a little bit if both parents are involved).
It’s a lovely gesture though – if you can swing it, go for it!!
Post # 12
We’re not having a traditional Jewish ceremony, but I really like the idea of both my parents walking me down the aisle and then standing up there with me. FI’s parents will walk him down the aisle, too, and then we’ll all stand under the chuppah together.
Post # 13
I think it’s a great idea!
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2012 - The Old Field Club
I grew up with this as the norm (as I was raised Jewish) and I definitely plan to do it this way. I am very close to both of my parents and would feel horrible if only one got to participate in that way in my wedding- they both raised me and want to walk me down the aisle.